Taught course

Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Having experience of supporting older people in a health, social care, social work or third sector/Non-Governmental Organisation is recommended.

Months of entry

September

Course content

How can more than a billion people age well across the world? Globally, the number of older persons is growing faster than the number of people in any other age group, putting pressure on all sectors of society.

This course cuts across two key scientific areas.

  • We challenge you to consider how the process of ageing happens across an individual’s life course, not just in later years.
  • We teach a multidisciplinary approach to gerontology that considers the social impact of ageing.

You'll explore a range of health, social care and policy contexts from around the world that you can apply to a local context.

Core modules have been developed for students who would like to specialise in this fast-growing sector with a focus on the oldest-old, who are the fastest growing group and the most likely to experience frailty, people living with dementia in a range of settings, and the impact of multi-morbidity on an ageing population.

Our Masters in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing can be studied entirely online and on a part-time basis, giving you the opportunity to benefit from our expertise in the subject from anywhere in the world, at times that suit your schedule. You will also have opportunities to collaborate and study with other students from around the world.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 169 in each skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 169 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Louise Hoyle
Email
louise.hoyle@stir.ac.uk