PhD Course

Ageing and Demographic Changes in Late Modern Society

A Transnational PhD- course April 26th – May 21st 2021

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about, as well as tools for analyzing, defining, and using, concepts such as health, disease, illness, and quality of life, that is, key concepts in the research area ”Health and Society”.


  • The Campus week consists of seminars and lectures and takes place May 17th –20th in Malmö. There is a final oral presentation on May 21st, after which examining individual written assignments.
  • April 26th – May 17th consists of preparatory online-based participation (literature studies, preparatory assignment).
  • Please note, campus-scheduled attendance takes place May 17th-21st, from 09.00-16.00.


The course focuses on care work, dementia, and welfare technologies related to welfare state politics, ageing theories and ethical issues. Mixed methods and qualitative approaches will be represented.

The course presents critical perspectives from social sciences and the humanities. Cases from a number of  countries will be introduced by professionals with practical experience in the field.

The course will offer possibilities to work with theories on and research in the field of ageing, involving students own projects.

On a networking level, the course gives a unique opportunity to meet PhD students from the participating countries and establish contacts for future collaboration.  

Learning form

The course counts for 3 ECTS. It is organized as one full campus-based week.

The working formats are literature studies, seminars and lectures. In order to promote discussion, the student is required to study the assigned literature prior to each lecture/seminar to be able to present and discuss. The course also includes a seminar where the student’s final assignment will be presented and discussed.

All participants are invited to join a transnational Alumni-network on ageing studies. A Certificate of attendance will be given. The working language is English.

Syllabus Application

Application opens September 1st, 2020 and closes April 1st, 2021.

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