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Ageing and gerontology

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Learn about care provision and overcoming challenges to improve people's lives. Further your career options with our postgraduate courses, which offer the flexibility to suit your study needs.

Our courses focus on current social policy guidelines, working on issues that affect people as they age, and preparing you for a career in gerontology. You'll learn how patterns of care change over time, how support is applied between different generations, and how care is provided to people with different characteristics. Our graduates go on to careers including local, national and international policy development, geriatric medicine and nursing, and further specialist research.

Ageing and gerontology courses

Our flexible study options include part-time, short courses and distance learning opportunities.

Postgraduate taught courses

Study spaces and facilities

Our research makes a difference


My research interests broadly combine the areas of ageing, gender and social policy.
Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy
My research interests span 3 areas of investigation: inequalities in later life, informal carers and employment, and the retirement prospects of future generations of elders.
Head of Department
I am interested in research on support and care in later life, and much of my work has a focus on ethnic diversity.
Associate Professor


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