The MSc in International Gerontology and Ageing Studies...
- Is 18 months in duration and includes a placement in the University of Alberta, Canada from October to December/January of the second year
- Hosted in our internationally renowned research centre, the Centre for Innovative Ageing
- Delivered by subject leaders and experts from around the world
- International approach that is unique in the UK and encompasses a range of disciplines
- Opportunities for work placements within local NGOs (non-Governmental Organisations)
- Opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Alberta, Canada
- Programme is designed to meet employer needs
Normally a 2.2 degree or its equivalent and evidence of recent academic study.
Candidates with non-standard entry requirements are warmly welcomed and may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualification with requisite approval. Two years relevant employment experience in local authorities, health, private and voluntary organisations and industry will be considered relevant.
Applications from international students are encouraged. Students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, in English Language or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme. The University provides English Language tuition to prepare international students for study.
Students will be immersed in global theories of gerontology and have the opportunity to experience first-hand the practical application of their studies. This is a unique programme in the UK and provides students with a masters degree from a recognised global centre of excellence for gerontological education and research. Students are supported and mentored by the team at Swansea both whilst at the home and host institutions so there is continuity in the support provided, ensuring that the student gets the most from the experience.
The International Gerontology and Ageing Studies programme acknowledges that ageing is accompanied by biological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing, to one that encompasses a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology and demography, viewing ageing more positively.
The MSc in International Gerontology and Ageing draws on the research and expertise of The Centre of Innovative Ageing (CIA) within the College of Human and Health Sciences. The CIA is in the forefront of interdisciplinary work on ageing and provides the infrastructure, focus and leadership for ageing research across the University. The Centre houses a unique cluster of researchers and lecturers who contribute to each of the postgraduate courses in Gerontology and Ageing studies.
Our programme is designed to meet employer needs and prepares students with the knowledge and experience needed to work with older people, design policies, manage and deliver services and manufacture products for an ageing population.
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