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Social Sciences: Ageing/GerontologyPart of Social Sciences

Ageing/Gerontology - Who we are

Population ageing brings new challenges for individuals and policymakers alike. Understanding ageing over the life course is at the heart of such challenges.

The Centre for Research on Ageing examines key issues in ageing across the life course. Our members of staff are engaged in high-quality postgraduate teaching in gerontology and cutting-edge research in the field. We offer postgraduate programmes, face-to-face or by distance learning, which equip students with substantive knowledge of policy-relevant issues in gerontology and with quantitative and qualitative research methods training.

Making a difference

Check out our Research Impact brochure for inspirational stories of our work around the world.

Collaborative research projects

Members of CRA are actively engaged in international research collaborations on ageing. We examine the key issues that surround ageing and the life course.

Key facts

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  • Centre for Research on Ageing

    An international and multidisciplinary research centre examining key issues in ageing and the life course, informing policy and debate at the national and local level

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    Learn from across the globe

    Our postgraduate courses can allow you to learn from a distance, with excellent facilities that will allow you to start your online course

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