Gerontology and Ageing Studies
This 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 course 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. Our programme 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.
A 2.2 degree or its equivalent and evidence of recent academic study. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Candidates with non-standard entry requirements are welcomed and may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualification with requisite approval. 2 years relevant employment experience in local authorities, health, private and voluntary organisations and industry will be considered relevant.
Modules typically include: Population ageing and policy (an introduction); perspectives on ageing; foundations in research; health and ageing; policies and practices for an ageing population; older people, citizenship and participation; environment and ageing; psychology of ageing.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 3,550 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 8,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Singleton Park, Swansea||Swansea||SA2 8PP||Wales|
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