University of the West of Scotland
Later Life Studies
The programme has a wide application including older people, carers and a range of health, social and third sector professionals who work with or support people in their later life years. It is designed to provide graduates from a range of disciplines with a rigorous education in the many complex health and social care issues affecting older people. The programme may be studied entirely online from anywhere in the world or based at Hamilton campus taking a blended learning approach.The course is designed to equip professionals with an in-depth knowledge and the critical perspective needed to plan, practice in partnership, manage and lead high-quality services and interventions for older people. The aim of the programme: develop an understanding of the impact of growing numbers of older people on health and social care systems, families and the labour market; understand the experiences of people as they age in different contexts and circumstances including marginalised, migrant and indigenous populations; develop a critical perspective of the assets and abilities of people as they age whilst understanding the importance of personalised interventions and approaches; develop cross cultural knowledge of later life issues in developing and developed countries; gain new research based perspectives on the provision of support in later life; develop leadership skills and confidence to implement services or strategies locally.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 555 per Module (England)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 555 per Module (Northern Ireland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 555 per Module (Scotland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 555 per Module (Wales)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Hamilton Campus||Hamilton||ML3 0JB||Scotland|
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