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Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #478 (QS) Online
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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.
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