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Master of Science Gerontology and Global Ageing
Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major, Top-up
University of Stirling, UK
Part-time, 2 years | Part-time
Now till 1 April 2024 *
* Exclude application fee and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details. If you have any questions on the programme, please write to email@example.com, we will contact you as soon as possible.
Awarded and developed by: University of Stirling, UK
The key competencies you will gain and enhance will be in line with the highest international standards set by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Gerontological Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, a leading framework for teaching gerontology.
The applied nature of the course and its focus on positive interventions into the experiences of older people will support skills acquisition, employability and career progression in fields related to supporting, researching and intervening in ageing populations and societies.
- Applicants who has experience of working with older populations in a healthcare, policy or business setting, or research experience with older populations is recommended.
Further Studies & Career Prospects
The Master of Science Gerontology and Global Ageing programme equips graduates with knowledge and skills that can be utilised within healthcare practice settings, informal support settings and policy or business areas associated with older people and ageing populations.
It is designed for those already working directly or indirectly in policy, research, practice, care provision
or business roles relevant to ageing and older adults or planning a career in this area.
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Sep 2024 Intake
Sep 2024 to Aug 2026
Now till 1 April 2024 *
* If you have any questions on the programme, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will contact you as soon as possible.
Date & period is subject to change by the University.
Duration of programme: Two years Part-time
Candidature: Four years
Students who do not complete the programme by the candidature period will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
The Master of Science Global Ageing is a 2-year part-time, 180-credit programme, where students complete seven 20-credit taught modules and a 40-credit dissertation.
The module information below provides an example of the programme structure you may study. Modules and start dates are regularly reviewed and may be subject to change.
Blended learning comprising:
• Online Learning
- Lectures: Online sessions with teaching faculty from University of Stirling
- Tutorials: Face-to-Face sessions with Local tutors
- Mode of Delivery: Two modules are taught every term, the form of instruction includes both online lectures and in-person meetings and tutorials of about 2 to 5 weekends over a 10-week term
- Average teacher-student ratio: 1:30
- Tutorials: Typically conducted by local tutors over three weeks, scheduled on weekdays at three hours per session
- Class timing: 8.30am / 12.00pm / 3.30pm, held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated
- Minimum class size to commence: 20 students
- If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, students will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.
Assessment & Attendance
- Attendance requirement:
- Local students – 75%
- International students – 75%
- All modules are assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, online exams, written reports, presentations, research proposals, case studies and discussions
- Formative assessments (plans or drafts) may be submitted at specified times during each module for feedback. A rubric will be provided for all modules containing the marking criteria.
The assessment schedule is subject to change by the University.
Requirements to Graduate
- Students must successfully complete the taught modules, dissertation and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.
- The degree awarded and the degree certificate is the same as that awarded in the UK.
The modules to be offered would be pre-determined by the university.
The modules listed here and on the University’s website may be subjected to change.
• Research Methods in the Social Sciences (20 credits)
• A Lifecourse Approach to Healthy Ageing (20 credits)
• An Integrated Approach to Frailty (20 credits)
• Living with Dementia (20 credits)
• Healthy Housing (20 credits)
• Dissertation (40 credits)
View list of modules and descriptions
Note: Students are required to own a laptop equipped with at least Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple MacOS Catalina (10.15) and 8GB RAM (recommended).
Accepted Entry Qualifications
- Minimum of a Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree. Experience of working with older populations in a healthcare, policy or business setting, or research experience with older populations is recommended
Mature candidate route:
- At least 30 years old, with at least 10 years’ work experience and an acceptable qualification below bachelor’s degree. Candidates with appropriate/ relevant work /life experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case‐by case basis and may be subject to an interview.
All other qualifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to interview. All admissions are based on merit and are subject to the approval of the University
English Proficiency Requirement
- IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-skill; or
- TOEFL (iBT): 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing,19 in listening, 21 in speaking; or
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with 60 in each sub-skill; or
- Minimum C6 pass in English as First Language at GCE ‘O’ Level; or Singapore Integrated Programme Secondary 4 taken within 5 years of the course start date; or
- Bachelor’s degree that was fully taught in the English Medium received within 5 years of the course start date; or
Fees & Financial Aid
Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.
* Fees are inclusive of 9% GST and are payable on a modular basis before each taught module's commencement. Valid for 2024 intake.
* The fees above include online course materials.
Mandatory One-time Fee
All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.
Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.
Practitioners, Professionals from both local & overseas are welcome to apply
For more information, please visit www.ica.gov.sg.
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