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Ageing is a theme which cuts across business, industry, the public sector and the economy in general and continues to grow in importance.  

The Centre for Innovative Ageing is Wales’ leading centre for ageing studies. We put a positive view of ageing and older people at the core of our business. Through our transformative research we ensure care, well-being and quality of life are underpinned by the latest in original, and innovative ideas.

As a global leader the standing and reputation of the centre’s research activity continues to be highly acclaimed, having achieved international recognition for its work in social and environmental gerontology.  The research expertise of our staff is recognised through their involvement in influential UK and international committees, and as collaborators, consultants and advisors for projects across the world.  We have a strong philosophy of translating research into practice, and actively foster collaborations between business and academia.

Our highly acclaimed research is leading the way in four distinct areas:

  1. Participation, Social and Supportive Relationships
  2. Environments of Ageing
  3. Work, retirement and ageism
  4. Brain function and behaviour in ageing, cognitive impairment and dementia
More about our research themes


Our Postgraduate Courses 

The Centre for Innovative Ageing is designated as a Centre of Excellence for both teaching and research under the IAGG’s Global Ageing Research Network scheme. We offer both taught and research postgraduate degrees on a full-time or flexible part-time basis.

  • MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Gerontology and Ageing Studies (currently suspended for 2021/22)