University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning)

Designed for mid-career professionals in government departments and nongovernmental organisations around the world, which focus on designing social policies for older people, this innovative programme will equip you 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, you will have the option to specialise in quantitative or qualitative research methods. You will be supported in accessing online resources, and developing valuable career networks with peers around the world.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Global Perspectives in Gerontology (DL); Policy Evaluation for Ageing Societies (DL) Optional modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (DL); Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL) Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Research and Policy (DL); Ageing in China and South-East Asia (DL); Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation (DL); Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods (DL) This programme is also offered on a flexible part time basis over 3.25 years Plus dissertation (MSc only)

Assessment methods

MSc: A variety of assessment methods are employed, which include essays, oral presentations, exercises, research reports and the dissertation. Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A variety of assessment methods are employed, which include essays, oral presentations, exercises and research reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 2,925 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

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