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Gerontology Postgraduate Certificate

Gerontology Postgraduate Certificate

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Age Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PG Certificate Gerontology is designed to provide multidisciplinary advanced education in gerontology to busy mid-career professionals, new entrants to the University and the social sciences, or returners to education who wish to pursue the subject area.

Introducing your degree

Population ageing is a global phenomenon presenting global challenges, however policy solutions are often context-specific. The PG Certificate in Gerontology offers you the opportunity to examine such issues by completing three modules in the area of ageing, starting with an introduction to the discipline of Gerontology and specialising in topics such as health and wellbeing, poverty and social protection, and mental health.

Having successfully completed this programme, you are welcome to progress your studies to the MSc Gerontology programme. Enrol now and enhance your skillset and career trajectory.

The aims of the programme are to provide you with:

critical appreciation of key theoretical perspectives in gerontology and their application to the analysis of issues concerning ageing and the life course
understanding of contemporary debates in gerontology surrounding the lives of older people, their families and societies in developed and developing countries
the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers
preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Ageing, Health and Wellbeing - Core
Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation - Core
Perspectives In Gerontology - Core
Quantitative Research Methods - Core
Qualitative Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,276

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students holding, or expecting to hold, an upper second-class honours degree or higher, or equivalent. Students without the usual entry qualifications may be admitted, with the requisite approval, on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are also welcomed and will be considered. For all applications, two academic references are required. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications until we have received both references.

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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