Ageing PhD - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Part time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

This part-time, flexible PhD is led by the research-active academics based in our prestigious Division of Health Research, which is home to the Centre for Ageing Research. Combining innovative distance learning and face-to-face approaches, the degree will help you to gain deeper critical insight into the theories, research and practices relating to the care of older people.

The Division specialises in high-quality research with national and international impact on health and well-being policy. The PhD in Ageing is your chance to work with our academics on the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within the discipline.

Run over 4-5 years (minimum 4 years), your Doctorate begins with a five-day Induction Academy at the University. Each of the subsequent academic years start with an optional three-day Academy. The rest of the course is delivered via e-learning.

Throughout your studies, we will support you as you enhance your leadership skills and effectiveness, and develop advanced skills in research design, practice and dissemination. You’ll foster critical approaches to the review of evidence and improve your written and oral presentation skills. And you’ll develop the confidence to become autonomous in your professional practice and in your management of new knowledge.

Years one and two provide you with training in research and ageing. Your specialist module in Year one is Ageing, which is studied alongside the Philosophy of Research, and, Research Design. In Year two, you will undertake the following modules: Systematic Reviews; Data Analysis; and Advanced Research Planning. 

Years three to four/five see you undertake a research project in Ageing, which will conclude with the submission of your 35,000 word thesis. The project will be supervised from the University but undertaken in your own location or workplace. Supervisions can be via telephone, e-mail or Skype, depending on preference. Face-to-face meetings with your supervisors will take place during the annual Academy.

Teaching is delivered by blended learning, which includes on-site Academies at Lancaster University and taught modules delivered via distance learning (we use an online platform called Moodle for this). You will participate in lectures, workshops, group discussions and individual activities during each Academy, while our distance learning approach combines live and interactive lectures, elements to be worked through autonomously, webinars and online collaboration, and group work.

You will benefit from being part of a UK and internationally-based peer group. Fellow students, who are currently working in health and wish to develop their careers by having a higher level academic qualification, may include: academics in other institutions, health and social care professionals, public health practitioners, and those with roles in non-governmental agencies.

You will have access to a Hub space that facilitates interaction with cohort and with other programmes, creating a virtual information space that’s also sociable. An academic tutor and then two research supervisors will provide you with support for each step of your PhD. They will also encourage you to attend external workshops and conferences (using University funds, where available, to support this).

Our selection of taught courses will enhance your skills in up-to-date research techniques and provide you with knowledge that extends beyond a single discipline, so you’ll graduate with a wide range of skills that aid employability.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This part-time, flexible PhD is led by the research-active academics based in our prestigious Division of Health Research, which is home to the Centre for Ageing Research. Combining innovative distance learning and face-to-face approaches, the degree will help you to gain deeper critical insight into the theories, research and practices relating to the care of older people.

    The Division specialises in high-quality research with national and international impact on health and well-being policy. The PhD in Ageing is your chance to work with our academics on the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within the discipline.

    Run over 4-5 years (minimum 4 years), your Doctorate begins with a five-day Induction Academy at the University. Each of the subsequent academic years start with an optional three-day Academy. The rest of the course is delivered via e-learning.

    Throughout your studies, we will support you as you enhance your leadership skills and effectiveness, and develop advanced skills in research design, practice and dissemination. You’ll foster critical approaches to the review of evidence and improve your written and oral presentation skills. And you’ll develop the confidence to become autonomous in your professional practice and in your management of new knowledge.

    Years one and two provide you with training in research and ageing. Your specialist module in Year one is Ageing, which is studied alongside the Philosophy of Research, and, Research Design. In Year two, you will undertake the following modules: Systematic Reviews; Data Analysis; and Advanced Research Planning. 

    Years three to four/five see you undertake a research project in Ageing, which will conclude with the submission of your 35,000 word thesis. The project will be supervised from the University but undertaken in your own location or workplace. Supervisions can be via telephone, e-mail or Skype, depending on preference. Face-to-face meetings with your supervisors will take place during the annual Academy.

    Teaching is delivered by blended learning, which includes on-site Academies at Lancaster University and taught modules delivered via distance learning (we use an online platform called Moodle for this). You will participate in lectures, workshops, group discussions and individual activities during each Academy, while our distance learning approach combines live and interactive lectures, elements to be worked through autonomously, webinars and online collaboration, and group work.

    You will benefit from being part of a UK and internationally-based peer group. Fellow students, who are currently working in health and wish to develop their careers by having a higher level academic qualification, may include: academics in other institutions, health and social care professionals, public health practitioners, and those with roles in non-governmental agencies.

    You will have access to a Hub space that facilitates interaction with cohort and with other programmes, creating a virtual information space that’s also sociable. An academic tutor and then two research supervisors will provide you with support for each step of your PhD. They will also encourage you to attend external workshops and conferences (using University funds, where available, to support this).

    Our selection of taught courses will enhance your skills in up-to-date research techniques and provide you with knowledge that extends beyond a single discipline, so you’ll graduate with a wide range of skills that aid employability.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Core

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Director of Studies: Dr Jane Simpson

    Duration: 4 - 7 years, part-time

    Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Qualifications and/or experience considered by the University to be of an equivalent standard will also be considered.

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

    Assessment: Combination of written assignments and the submission of a thesis for examination

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

       
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU N/A To be announced
    Overseas N/A £8,640

     

    The 2019 UK/EU fees are not available and will be added to this page when they have been announced. 
    As a guide the UK/EU fees for entry in 2018 were £3,246 (part time).

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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