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Understanding and addressing the complex issues around ageing has never been more important. In the UK over the last 25 years, the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by more than 1.5 million and globally the population aged 60 and over is growing faster than all younger age groups.
Our Master’s degree in Gerontology and Ageing Studies will equip you with the specialist knowledge and experience to work with and for, older people, design policies, manage and deliver services, and create products for an ageing population.
You will gain a unique insight into the policy differences between the devolved countries of the UK and across the globe, as well as refining research and analytical skills valued by employers in this rapidly evolving field.
WHY GERONTOLOGY AND AGEING STUDIES AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
We take a holistic approach in our Master’s and postgraduate programmes in Gerontology and Ageing Studies. We look beyond the traditional medical model of ageing.
Founded on a social model of care, instead we explore health and well-being among older people through a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, and demography.
You will be based in the internationally renowned Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA), the largest gerontology research centre in Wales and one of the largest in the UK, with unparalleled links with policy makers both in the UK and abroad.
The CIA is also home to the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), a multi-disciplinary research centre addressing internationally important questions in ageing and dementia.
As part of our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a dynamic teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.
YOUR GERONTOLOGY AND AGEING STUDIES EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence with real-life impact and current policy and practice expertise.
Through our links with local employers as well as the Swansea University Employability Academy, you will have opportunities for practical experience to enhance your career prospects, ranging from taster days to formal work placements.
Our courses are offered either full time or on a flexible part-time basis to fit around your other time commitments such as work or study.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
GERONTOLOGY AND AGEING STUDIES CAREERS
Our postgraduate students have pursued careers in a wide range of sectors, including:
- Local/national government
- Social work/social services
- Health service
- Academic and policy research
- Insurance and financial services
- Town planning
- Product design and innovation