Keele University

Keele University


The programme aims to: broaden students' knowledge about ageing and older people, their needs, the services provided for them, and the skills necessary for effective health, social and voluntary work; provide students with a critical perspective on growing older; integrate advances in knowledge about social, psychological, health and biological aspects of ageing, with an update and review of developments in policy and service delivery; develop students' skills and awareness of the importance of research and evaluation; provide students with the opportunity to enhance and develop their written and communication skills.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in ageing. It appeals to people wishing to pursue studies or a career in ageing research or practice. Participants typically include professionals working with older people, as well as people who have recently completed a first degree. The course is also suitable for older people and those with non-traditional academic backgrounds.

Course modules

Modules: policies for ageing societies 1; policies for ageing societies 2; ageing societies 1; ageing societies 2; theory to practice in an ageing society 1; theory to practice in an ageing society 2; research methods; researching ageing societies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and is based upon a variety of written assignments and the completion of a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgCert Part-time £ 2,050 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Part-time £ 2,050 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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