Taught course

Gerontology and Ageing Studies

Institution
Swansea University · Centre for Innovative Ageing
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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.. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Gerontology and Ageing course 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. The course in 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 at 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.

Modules typically include:

• Population Ageing and Policy: An Introduction

• Perspectives on Ageing

• Foundations in Research

• Health and Ageing

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Paul Nash
Email
p.nash@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 602907