Module 1. Introducing Social Science
This is the gateway to our courses for older learners. You'll start to discover how psychology and linguistics can help us see everyday life in new ways, and learn about some of the most exciting recent developments. With support, you'll learn how to use the extensive resources of the university, the teaching staff, and your fellow students to get the most out of higher education, and prepare you to continue this later in the year if you choose.
Module 2. Growing Older in Britain Today
This module will examine aspects of ageing in society and help you appreciate how social structures and processes, and technological change, are shaping the experiences of later life and providing new opportunities and challenges. It will further build your study skills, helping you to progress to our more advanced course if you choose to.
This module will draw more extensively than Module 1 on sociological theory, methods and evidence, to examine ageing in society. It will help you appreciate and critique how social policy and public and commercial services are responding to this in the UK, although an international perspective will be included. It will build on your studies in Module 1, to explore how you can respond individually and collectively to the challenges and opportunities of later life, and build your resilience. You will have the opportunity to learn together with younger students, and enrich one another’s studies.