Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

"The MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL) programme introduces students to the study of ageing over the life course, focusing particularly on the principles of policy evaluation in ageing societies, and on the opportunities and challenges associated with ageing in specific regions of the world, including China, South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Following the successful completion of 6 taught modules, this programme also offers students the opportunity to conduct independent research through the MSc Dissertation, often with links to current research projects in the Centre for Research on Ageing. We also have the option to study for a PG Certificate in Global Ageing and Policy (DL), which is made up of 3 taught modules and designed to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to gerontology and policy evaluation to busy mid-career professionals, new entrants to the University and the social sciences, or returners to education who wish to pursue the subject area. Students who successfully complete this qualification are welcome to continue their studies with us. "


Compulsory modules: Global Perspectives in Gerontology (DL); Policy Evaluation for Ageing Societies (DL); MSc Dissertation (DL). Four optional modules from: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (DL); Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL); Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation (DL); Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods (DL); Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa or China and South-East Asia (DL).

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are employed, which include essays, oral presentations, group work, exercises, research reports and the dissertation. All programme modules have their own page on Blackboard. Students are able to access materials (lecture slides, recordings of lectures, coursework details, references and module updates) to supplement their independent study.

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) at University of Southampton - UCAS