Swansea University: Centre for Innovative Ageing


Swansea University
College of Human and Health Sciences


Study Gerontology and Ageing at Swansea University
Swansea University hosts the internationally renowned Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA).  As the largest gerontology research centre in Wales, and one of the largest in the UK, the CIA identifies gaps in ageing research and generates new interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of ageing. It engages with policy makers and employers to find innovative solutions to ageing issues. It is also home to the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), a pan-Wales initiative which addresses internationally important questions in ageing and dementia.

The highly acclaimed and diverse research emanating from the Centre has led to UK consultations, invited seminar series around the world as well as dissemination at international conferences. You can read about our current research here.

Our postgraduate programmes take a holistic approach that looks beyond the traditional medical model of ageing. We explore health and well-being among older people through a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology and demography.

We offer the following postgraduate programmes at Swansea University:
PGCert/PGDip/MSc Gerontology Ageing Studies
PhD/MPhil Gerontology and Ageing Studies
PhD/MPhil Social Policy
MSc Social Work
PhD/MPhil in Social Work and Social Care

Degrees in Gerontology and Ageing Studies at the College of Human and Health Sciences will prepare you to: work with older people, manage and deliver services for older people, design and manufacture products for an ageing population or join the research community.  The centre is working closely with industrial, business and public sector partners in the development of curricula which ensures that programmes are attuned to the needs of employers.

Student Profile
“Studying this course helped me to develop advanced research skills. The experience of self-directed study and the support from the professors in my department really improved my skill set and confidence, which will go a long way in my future prospects as a researcher. In the future I look forward to pursuing my PhD studies and contributing to enhancing the research on Ageing.” Nyasha Pedula MSc Gerontology and Ageing graduate

Stand-out Staff

The centre supports a unique cluster of researchers and lecturers who contribute to postgraduate training, ensuring world-class academic provision. The team’s connections to policy-makers are unparalleled in other parts of the UK and are reflected in their research and integrated into the teaching syllabus. Our stand out staff includes:

Dr Charles Musselwhite is a member of the British Society of Gerontology executive committee. His research interests in mobility and ageing have attracted the attention of UK government and he has advised the UK’s ministers on transport and mobility issues in later life.

Dr Martin Hyde’s main research interests are on ageing and later life and he has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and consumption in later life. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH).

How to Apply
UK/EU students
International students

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Centre for Innovative Ageing
College of Human and Health Sciences
Swansea University
Singleton Park
T: +44 (0)1792 606677 
E: study@swansea.ac.uk
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