Taught course

International Gerontology and Ageing Studies

Institution
Swansea University · Centre for Innovative Ageing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 degree or its equivalent and evidence of recent academic study. Applicants with relevant work experience or professional qualifications may be considered. This includes for example at least two years’ experience in local authorities, health, private and voluntary organisations and industry. International 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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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.

Modules typically include:

  • Population Ageing and Policy: An Introduction
  • Perspectives on Ageing
  • Foundations in Research
  • Health and Ageing
  • Dissertation

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
24 months

Course contact details

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