Driven by a commitment to research-informed interdisciplinary education, the MSc examines demographic ageing from a public policy perspective, critically assessing existing approaches and future directions to secure an effective and fair means of engaging older people in ageing societies. Students will: analyze critical policy challenges relevant to diverse older populations; assess the role of public policy in the fair and effective allocation of opportunities across the life course; evaluate the readiness of existing policy structures; and assess to what degree the application of policy levers are supporting older people and addressing system sustainability issues. Hosted at the internationally recognised Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, the course is comprised of an applied project, and taught modules in the areas of: public policy and the economics of ageing; social exclusion and inequality; international policy; health systems and policy analysis; work, pensions and retirement; and diversity, ageing and the life course.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. This is the only course available at a Masters level that examines ageing and public policy in Ireland, and one of only a small number internationally.
2. The course draws together contributions from national and international policy experts working at the forefront of policy development, and advocacy.
3. The programme is distinctive in its positioning within a research informed learning environment that is linked directly to state-ofthe- art research programmes, led by international experts on ageing and policy.