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Students of the Gerontology and Ageing Studies programme from Swansea University are currently exploring topics such as the impact of lifestyle on cognitive function in later life, dementia care environments, age-friendly communities for people with mobility difficulties and the driving cessation process amongst older drivers.

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Overview

Understanding and addressing the complex issues around ageing has never been more important. In the UK over the last 25 years, the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by more than 1.5 million and globally the population aged 60 and over is growing faster than all younger age groups.

We have extensive research expertise covering the influence of the natural and built environment on an ageing population, and care provision for the older person across such areas as social care, health care, residential care, palliative care, chronic conditions, and falls and their prevention.

As part of our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a dynamic and supportive research environment with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines and develop links with organisations and policymakers both in the UK and abroad.

Programme Aims

This Gerontology and Ageing Studies programme from Swansea University will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • This MPhil in Gerontology and Ageing Studies at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. 
  • It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. 
  • A thesis of 60,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. 
  • The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). 
  • You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. 
  • There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time tuition

  • UK - £ 2,250
  • International - £ 9,100

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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