The MSc in Gerontology and Ageing Studies includes six modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).
Four compulsory modules (20 credits each) cover the context of population ageing and explore theoretical perspectives on ageing.
Certificate students will take three modules totalling 60 credits, comprising two compulsory modules and one optional module selected from the MSc in Gerontology catalogue. Diploma students will complete the same 120 credits as the MSc but will not be required to complete the 60 credit dissertation.
Teaching block one (TB1) runs from September until January and during this block, for this year, this course will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be ‘live’ with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
Your teaching will comprise of both in-person sessions on campus and remote subject learning online.
You’re face-to-face, on campus sessions will be a mixture of:
Skills and practical sessions
Dissertation and project supervision
Student welfare support
Your online learning and teaching may include:
Academic consultation office hours
Hot topic debates and discussions
Self-paced module content