Swansea University

Swansea University

International 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. Students will be immersed in global theories of gerontology and have the opportunity to experience 1st hand the practical application of their studies. Students will study at Swansea University for 1 academic year, and then at the University of Alberta, Canada for approximately 3 months in the 2nd year.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or its equivalent and evidence of recent academic study. Candidates without a degree 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. Students for whom English is not their native language a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, in English language or a University approved equivalent, is required.

Course modules

Modules typically include: population ageing and policy (an introduction); perspectives on ageing; foundations in research; health and ageing; dissertation; plus optional modules including; policies and practice for an ageing population; critical practice with older people; environment and ageing; older people, citizenship and participation; psychology and ageing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 602907