The study of gerontology at one of the world’s leading centres. Students draw on a wide range of expertise, including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists, to gain awareness of cross-national and national perspectives on ageing and the lives of older people.
- This degree is set in a leading international centre for the study of ageing and later life.
- Students draw on a wide range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists.
- Interdisciplinary 'ageing research' networks within King's include Ageing Research at King's (ARK); Health & Society and the Division of Health & Social Care Research.
- The Gerontology programme is available at PG Certificate, PG Diploma and Masters degree level.
- Students gain an awareness of national, cross-national and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people 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.
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