PhD Course

Ageing and Demographic Changes in Late Modern Society

A Transnational PhD- course in Social Gerontology Upcoming May 2021

Description

The course aims to provide students with relevant and updated knowledge as well as deepen the student’s understanding of ageing societies and care for the elderly in a globalized world.

The course will present fundamental concepts and theories from the perspective of the social sciences and the humanities.

The course presents specific themes related to vulnerable ageing and cross-national comparisons from different welfare state contexts.

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

This course is relevant for PhD students from different disciplines such as Gerontology, Sociology, Social work, Political science, Health promotion, Psychology and Care science.

Contents

The overarching goal of this transnational PhD course is to explore in depth issues connected to contemporary demographic changes.

The course aims to provide students with relevant and updated knowledge as well as to deepen the student’s understanding of ageing societies and care for the elderly people in a globalized world.

The course will present fundamental concepts and theories from the perspective of the social sciences and the humanities.

The course presents specific themes related to vulnerable ageing and cross-national comparisons from different welfare state contexts.

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 outcome

After completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss societal challenges and opportunities related to ageing and potential vulnerability in old age.

2. Use interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives to understand and reflect on these. Reflect on how these challenges and opportunities can be understood.

3. Reflect on and discuss how key concepts and theories from the course apply to their own research.

Learning activities

The course counts for 3 ECTS. It is organized as one full campus-based week. There are four compulsory parts to the course:

1. Preparatory work: Students have to submit a synopsis of their own PhD-project 

2. On-site attendance the full week.

3. An oral, group-based presentation of reflections from the course at the last day of the course.

4. A written essay, based on the oral presentation, of reflections from the course in relation to students´  own project. The essay can be group-based or individual (3-5 pages) and is handed in after the course.

The course will be held on Campus in Malmö, May 17th-21st 2021.

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.

Registration of interest ongoing

Contact: jonas.christensen@mau.se