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. 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 Students is a unique course in the UK and provides students with an extended Master’s degree from a recognised global centre of excellence for gerontological education and research.

Students are immersed in global theories of gerontology and have the opportunity to experience first-hand the practical application of their studies.

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.

Being hosted in an internationally renowned research centre, the MSc in International Gerontology and Ageing Studies benefits from lectures delivered by subject leaders both domestically and from around the globe.

Modules typically include:

  • Population Ageing and Policy: An Introduction
  • Perspectives on Ageing
  • Foundations in Research
  • Health and Ageing
  • Dissertation
  • Semester Abroad, University of Alberta

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