University of Glasgow program

The Continuum of Ageing and Dying

Explore the demographic, epidemiological, and policy dimensions of ageing towards the end of life.

This program is part of the MSc End of Life Studies degree offered by The University of Glasgow

The Continuum of Ageing and Dying

The programme sets out the demographic, epidemiological, and policy dimensions of ageing towards the end of life including decline, dependency, and death. It will examine how super-ageing centenarians are creating a ‘5th age’.

It will situate associated age-related care needs in the global context, critically considering why dying in old age continues to be neglected in research, policy and practice.

It will engage with differing care settings, such as home, hospital, care home, and hospice, the development of palliative care, and the historical, social, and cultural changes to expectations of healthy ageing, caregiving, and autonomy in late life.

It will also examine core elements, debates and models of ageing into end of life care within selected international case studies.


1 course

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Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

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Who will you learn with?

I am the Lead for the End of Life Studies MSc/PGDip/PGCert Program at the University of Glasgow. I am a medical anthropologist who is interested in interdisciplinary research on the end of life.

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