This course is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, social services and other professionals and managers who work with older people. All students must satisfy the Cardiff University requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, including English language requirements, and in addition, will normally possess an initial degree in medicine or related health/social care subject. On occasion, we may also admit non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
This full-time MSc aims to offer health and social care professionals, and graduates in related fields, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older individuals living in today’s society. It provides high quality integrated and multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease through the teaching and learning opportunities in the modules.
The teaching draws on the latest thinking and research evidence in the field and the course is open to a range of health and social care professionals, mirroring the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology.
The course starts in September each year and is full-time over one year (approximately nine months for the taught stage plus three months for the dissertation).
You may exit the course early with a Postgraduate Certificate if you successfully complete 60 credits, including the Foundations of Geriatric Medicine module. Alternatively, you may leave with a Postgraduate Diploma if you successfully complete 120 credits, including the Foundations of Geriatric Medicine module.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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