The course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
If you are a full-time student, you will normally complete six modules and submit their dissertation by the end of the first year.
Part-time students will normally take two years to complete six modules, and one further year to complete the dissertation.
There is also the option for part-time students to complete the programme in two years.
The MSc in Gerontology and Ageing Studies includes six modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).
Four compulsory modules (20 credits each) cover the context of population ageing and explore theoretical perspectives on ageing.
These critically examine policy and practice initiatives that deal with issues in relation to health and consider the types of research methods that can be adopted in conducting ageing research.
Each module provides the opportunity to explore cutting-edge debates and issues on ageing in a global context.
Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma Options
These courses, similar to the MSc, can also be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Certificate students will take three modules totalling 60 credits, comprising two compulsory modules and one optional module selected from the MSc in Gerontology catalogue.
Diploma students will complete the same 120 credits as the MSc but will not be required to complete the 60 credit dissertation.
Both options are flexible if you are looking to study specific areas of interest whilst still obtaining a solid foundation in the principles of gerontology.
There are no exams. All courses are assessed via a variety of written assessments, many of which are supported by a presentation.