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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-JUN-21, 27-SEP-21, 24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

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. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice in social gerontology and ageing studies.
  • Critically analyse empirical research and policy linked to ageing and the experiences of older people across the world.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of international best practice in supporting older people and ageing societies.
  • Evidence critical thinking, problem-solving and multidisciplinarity.
  • Demonstrate skills in digital learning and collaboration.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 9,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 103 1

    19th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    162 71%

    19th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    93rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    75th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    158 80%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    43rd

    4

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