• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability students from Trinity College Dublin will learn alongside world leaders in the field, will participate in, contribute to and enjoy world class intellectual disability practice and research, and will be prepared as leaders in quality, person-centred care for people with an intellectual disability as they age.

Educational Opportunity

The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, based at Trinity College Dublin, hosts IDS-TILDA, the world leading longitudinal research initiative focused on ageing and intellectual disability, the most complete multidisciplinary body of research in this field, directly informing policy and practice to enhance the lives of older people with intellectual disability. 

Year One

For student taking the P.Grad.Dip./ M. Sc. the course commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year. The course content of the three specialist modules is delivered online; students are not required to attend onsite for those modules.

Year Two

Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. At the end of Year Two M. Sc. Students are required to submit a dissertation on a subject related to their field of study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health and Well-Being for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Contemporary Society 
  • Principles and Perspectives of Service Delivery for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability 
  • Complex Care Realities for the Older Person with an Intellectual Disability 
  • Health and Well-Being for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Contemporary Society 
  • Principles and Perspectives of Service Delivery for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability
  • Complex Care Realities for the Older Person with an Intellectual Disability 
  • Theory & Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare 
  • Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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 2.1 degree in the applicant’s field of practice or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme
  • Current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body, where applicable.
  • Applicants from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds will be considered and are invited to apply
  • Whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification in line with the requirements as specified in the Postgraduate Calendar Part 3 Section 1.5 Language of Instruction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19122 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19122 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9564 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9564 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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MSc part time

  • EU/EEA: € 7,102
  • NON-EU/EEA: € 14,752

PG. Dip

  • EU/EEA: € 7,102 
  • NON-EU/EEA: € 14,752

PG. Cert (Online)

  • EU/EEA: € 3,399
  • NON-EU/EEA: € 6,798

Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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