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Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing

University of Stirling

M.Sc. Online
36 months
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14300 GBP/year
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About

Globally, the number of older persons is growing faster than the number of people in any other age group, putting pressure on all sectors of society. Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing programme is offered at University of Stirling.

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Overview

Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing  course at University of Stirling, cuts across two key scientific areas.

We challenge you to consider how the process of ageing happens across an individual’s life course, not just in later years.

We teach a multidisciplinary approach to gerontology that considers the social impact of ageing. 

You'll explore a range of health, social care and policy contexts from around the world that you can apply to a local context.

Core modules have been developed for students who would like to specialise in this fast-growing sector with a focus on the oldest-old, who are the fastest growing group and the most likely to experience frailty, people living with dementia in a range of settings, and the impact of multi-morbidity on an ageing population.

Our Masters in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing can be studied entirely online and on a part-time basis, giving you the opportunity to benefit from our expertise in the subject from anywhere in the world, at times that suit your schedule. You will also have opportunities to collaborate and study with other students from around the world.

Career

This course supports the development of expert knowledge in care of the older person. If you’re a professional in health, allied health, social care and not-for-profit sectors, it prepares you to deliver the specialist knowledge and skills required to support your practice.

The course is ideal for graduates or experienced practitioners who want to make a difference in their practice and service delivery alongside older people in a range of health and social care settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Issues in Ageing Societies
  • Skills for Knowledge Enquiry (Bridging version module)
  • Health and Wellbeing of People with Dementia
  • Multi-Morbidity in the Older Person
  • Action Research in Healthcare Practice
  • Health Research Dissertation (part time)
  • An Integrated Approach to Frailty

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Having experience of supporting older people in a health, social care, social work or third sector/Non-Governmental Organisation is recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

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