University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Global Ageing and Policy

This course is designed for mid career professionals in government departments and non-governmental organisations around the world, which focus on designing social policies for older people. The programme aims to equip students with critical skills in policy evaluation and research methods, as well as key literature in population ageing in specific regions of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. In addition, students have the option to specialise in quantitative or qualitative research methods.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class degree or equivalent; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: ageing in sub-Saharan Africa: research and policy (dl) or ageing in China and South East Asia (dl); demographic change, ageing and globalisation (dl); global perspectives in gerontology (dl); policy evaluation for ageing societies (dl); qualitative or quantitative research methods (dl). Option modules: ageing, health and wellbeing (dl); mental health and ageing (dl); poverty and social protection around the world (dl).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning - 1 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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