Offers the opportunity for students with an interest in government, policy, politics NGOs, the voluntary sector, development work, comparative studies and ageing to develop specialist understanding of policymaking for old age and ageing populations.
For MA 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:
- The Policy Process;
- Comparative Public Policy.
Students also select from the following optional modules:
- Evaluating Public Policy;
- Public Policy Internship;
- Key Issues in Health Policy;
- Designing Public Policy;
- Ageing, Health & Society;
- Designing Quantitative Research for Social Science & Health;
- Designing Qualitative Research for Social Science & Health;
- Quantitative Data Analysis;
- Data Manipulation and Management;
- Researching Vulnerable Populations;
- Ageing in a Global Context.
In addition, MA students will submit a dissertation based on an independent project.
Students registered for the PG Certificate take Population Ageing and Policy, The Policy Process and Comparative Public Policy.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
This programme is taught in conjunction with the Department of Political Economy.
Dr Karen Lowton - Senior Lecturer in Ageing & Health
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Students of the Institute have gone on to careers including strategic, analytical and policy positions in government/public sector, policy positions in NGOs, voluntary organisations, consultants in geriatric medicine and research posts worldwide.
Year of entry 2013