Gerontology

People aged 50 plus are a major part of the UK population and the University is set to expand its work around ageing across research, professional development and community education.

The University has an international reputation for research and teaching on issues affecting older people and professionals working in the field.

And with people living and staying active longer, there are opportunities for educational, voluntary and leisure activities well beyond retirement age.

The University is well-placed to provide applied research, academic and professional programmes and a wide range of services for older people.

Keele is developing a major programme of engagement with a variety of stakeholders involved with older people as well as groups of older people themselves.

Ageing studies at Keele

We have an excellent reputation for learning and teaching across a range of issues affecting older people and professionals in all sectors of health and social care.

We have a proven track record across the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Health, Health & Rehabilitation, Medicine and Public Policy and Professional Practice.

The Centre for Social Gerontology:

Since it was established in 1987, the Centre has developed an international reputation for research and teaching in the field of ageing. Framed within a 'Critical Gerontology' perspective, we specialise in work relevant to public policy concerns. We receive support from various Research Councils and other Governmental and non-governmental funding bodies.

Our inter and multi-disciplinary research focuses on a number of key areas including:

  • family and kinship
  • women and ageing
  • social inclusion and exclusion
  • inter-generational relations
  • the social policy of later life.

We have received substantial funding for projects in the cross-council New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. We have strong international links with major research centres in the field of ageing in Europe and North America.

Programmes include:

A full-time or part-time Masters in Gerontology available flexibly to suit your learning needs and interests.

The Medical Science (Geriatric Medicine)/ MMedSci designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges that an ageing population poses to medical and allied health professionals. 

We are developing additional post graduate opportunities across a range of disciplines.  An Advanced Post Qualifying Award in Leadership and Management (September 2011) will provide specialist modules in ageing issues.