This master's in Ageing & Society is aimed at social scientists who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing, ageing societies and policies for an ageing world. The MSc pathway focuses on quantitative research methods and data analysis and the MA pathway on qualitative research methods and data analysis.
- One of the leading centres for the study of ageing and later life worldwide, students draw on a wide range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience including demographers, policy analysts and sociologists, geriatricians and clinicians.
- Interdisciplinary 'ageing research' networks within King's include Ageing Research at King's (ARK); Health & Society and the Division of Health & Social Care Research.
- Students gain an awareness of national, cross-national and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people in society throughout the programme.
- Close links with, and regular speakers from social, policy and healthcare arenas give multi-disciplinary students insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of these areas as they affect ageing and older people.
- Located in the heart of London.
Dr Karen Lowton
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, or two years PT, September to September.
Students have gone on to pursue a range of careers including consultant positions in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, work as specialist health care practitioners focusing on older people, positions in Government and the public sector, policy positions in public and voluntary organisations, analytical posts, and research and academic posts in universities around the world. Many of our past graduates now work in strategic positions influencing the lives of older people in medicine, social care and policy or within local government, voluntary organisations, or non-governmental organisations.
Year of entry 2013