Aimed at: health professionals including geriatricians, psychiatrists, GPs, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and others from the medical and health sciences, as well as students from other disciplines including social and natural sciences, management, policy and politics, law and humanities.
For MSc and PG Diploma students, the core taught elements cover:
- Population Ageing and Policy - This module aims to provide students with an understanding of demographic, biological and health related aspects of ageing and their individual and societal implications.
The compulsory modules are:
- Ageing, Health and Society
- Designing Quantitative Research for Social Science & Health
- Designing Qualitative Research for Social Science & Health
- Quantitative Data Analysis.
Students also select one of the following optional modules
- Ageing in a Global Context
- Data Manipulation and Management
- Researching Vulnerable Populations
- Biology of Ageing.
In addition, MSc students will submit a dissertation based on an independent project.
Students registered for the PG Certificate take Population Ageing and Policy and Ageing, Health and Society.
Dr Karen Lowton - Senior Lecturer in Ageing & Health
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
MSc: One year FT, two days teaching per week, 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