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King’s College London
MSc/MA Gerontology & Ageing Programme at The Institute of Gerontology / Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London
MSc/MA Gerontology & Ageing Programme. We offer the following programme pathways: • Gerontology (MSc) • Ageing & Society (MA/MSc) • Public Policy & Ageing (MA) The programme is offered full-time (1-year) or part-time (over 2 years) in the Institute of Gerontology / Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, School of Global Affairs, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s College London.
Location: London
Deadline: 15 October 2019
What is unique about our programme? • The Institute of Gerontology is a research-led, interdisciplinary social science department directed by internationally recognised scholars • The programmes draw on a wide range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience including geriatrics, demography, policy analysis and sociology, providing education at the cutting edge of current research into ageing and later life. • We are linked with King’s Health Partners, one of only six Academic Health Sciences Centres in England bringing together three NHS Trusts (Guy’s and St. Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley). • We are in the heart of London, with immediate access to King’s hospitals and laboratories, government and health policy think-tanks, patient advocacy groups, medical and scientific societies, the private health sector, and more • We deliver rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and critical policy research • We provide internship opportunities that allow students to gain practical insights and to build professional networks • We offer a fantastic programme of co-curricular activities and unique networking opportunities, including the Age UK Annual lecture, the GHSM London Medical Excursion, and the departmental seminar series Who are the key people? Professor Mauricio Avendano (Director of the Institute of Gerontology, Programme Director) Professor Karen Glaser Professor Anthea Tinker Dr. Gry Wester (Deputy Programme Director and Programme Admissions Tutor) Dr. Wei Yang

Who should apply? Our students come from many different backgrounds: from the health professions, social sciences, arts and humanities and others with a strong interest in individual and population ageing, and policies for ageing societies.

What do students do after they graduate? Our graduates pursue a variety of careers including senior/specialised positions in healthcare (for those who are medically trained), roles with government, national and international NGOs and charities, public engagement and consulting. Our programmes can also lay the foundation for a PhD in Gerontology to be pursued with us at GHSM.
How to Apply
How do I find out more about the programme? Further information (including fees, funding and admission criteria) can be found in our online prospectus: •
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