Master of Science Gerontology and Global Ageing

University of Stirling

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major, Top-up

Awarded by
Awarded by

University of Stirling, UK

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 2 years | Part-time

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 1 April 2024 *

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$30,520

* 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 he3@sim.edu.sg, we will contact you as soon as possible.


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Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: University of Stirling, UK
 

This course will provide you with an advanced understanding about the ageing of individuals and populations, the implications this has for policy, practice and the development of products and services, as well as the demands and challenges this raises. It covers content and skills development in social gerontology, ageing and population studies, dementia studies and health care and practice.

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 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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Why study at SIM x University of Stirling

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore. 
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Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing
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University of Stirling (Stirling) is ranked Top 5 in Scotland and Top 20 in the UK for Social Policy (The Complete University Guide 2023).
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5-Star Rating for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings 2023). 
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Intake Dates

Sep 2024 Intake  

PROGRAMME DURATION

Sep 2024 to Aug 2026

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now till 1 April 2024 *

 * If you have any questions on the programme, please write to he3@sim.edu.sg, 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. 

Curriculum

Structure

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.

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Blended learning comprising:

• Activities
• Lectures
• Online Learning
• Self-study
  • Lectures: Online sessions with teaching faculty from University of Stirling
View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 12.4KB)
  • 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%
  • Assessments:
    • 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.

Modules

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.

• Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing (20 credits)
• Research Methods in the Social Sciences (20 credits)
• A Lifecourse Approach to Healthy Ageing (20 credits)
• An Integrated Approach to Frailty (20 credits)

• Multimorbidity in the Older Person (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).
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Admission Criteria

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
  • Equivalent
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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. 

Programme Fees

S$30,520*

* 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.

 

Application Fee

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

S$98.10

All international applicants will have to travel to Singapore to attend face-to-face sessions. Entry into Singapore should comply with the prevailing Public Health as well as Entry Requirements.
For more information, please visit www.ica.gov.sg.

Scholarships & Bursaries

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SIM GE Bursary
The SIM GE Bursary aims to provide financial assistance to needy students studying at SIM GE. This award is given based on our eligibility criteria, as well as the assessed level of neediness of the applicants.

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SIM GE Bursary

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SIM GE Scholarship
The SIM GE Scholarship is given to students with exemplary academic results or achievements in sports and arts. It is applicable to Singapore citizens, permanent residents and international students.

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SIM GE Scholarship

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Healthcare Sector Corporate Scholarship
Scholarship for staffs of Public Hospital, Polyclinic, Private Healthcare Centre

A scholarship equivalent to 5% and 10% of the programme fees will be offered to successful applicants who have been offered a place at the SIM - University of Stirling Master of Science Gerontology and Global Ageing programme. The scholarship amount will be used to offset the recipient’s course fees.

If you require clarifications on the scholarship, please write in to he3@sim.edu.sg

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Healthcare Sector Corporate Scholarship

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Special Scholarship for staffs and employees of Tan Tock Seng Hospital
A scholarship equivalent to 10% of the programme fees will be offered to successful applicants who have been offered a place at the SIM - University of Stirling Master of Science Gerontology and Global Ageing programme. The scholarship amount will be used to offset the recipient’s course fees.

If you require clarifications on the scholarship, please write in to he3@sim.edu.sg

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Special Scholarship for staffs and employees of Tan Tock Seng Hospital