Ageing and Public Policy

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. Offering a choice between on campus (public health measures permitting) and on-line delivery, the course is comprised of an applied project (tied to a placement with a national public, NGO or private organisation), and taught modules that include: International Policy and Ageing; Social Exclusion and Inequalities in Later Life; Dynamics of Ageing and Public Policy; Health Systems and Policy Analysis; Work, Pensions and Retirement; and Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation.
Nivel NFQ: 9
Duración: 1
Ciudad: GALWAY
Area del curso: Business