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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | 30-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

30-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Age Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

Gerontology is the study of ageing and its effects on individuals and societies. On this full-time PGCert in gerontology at the University of Southampton you'll study the changes people experience as they age. You'll look into the effect of aging populations globally and locally, on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. Prepare for a career in gerontology or applied health and social sciences.

Understanding the process of population ageing can benefit areas such as health and social care, research, and local and national policy.

On this UK postgraduate certificate in gerontology, you’ll look at the subject from a range of perspectives, including policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics.

You’ll develop:

understanding of key theories in gerontology and their application
knowledge of modern global debates around the lives of older people, their families and societies
the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning issues like population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life.

Careers

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills to work with older people in a wide range of settings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,325

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree in social science or a subject related to ageing.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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