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GerontologyPart of Economic, Social & Political Science

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.

Athena Swan


Athena Swan Bronze logo

The Bronze Award is in recognition of the positive culture within the School that values gender equality, as well as the comprehensive plan to address areas where we need to improve gender equality and balance.

Key facts

31 January 2019

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship available ...

We are delighted to announce an opportunity to apply for a Commonwe...

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14 January 2019

15 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholars...

We are delighted to announce the availability of 15 Commonwealth Di...

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26 March 2018


In March 2018, 20 MSc Gerontology students are being welcomed to th...

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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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