This course offers an opportunity for health and social care professionals to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in todays society. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop broad-based knowledge and skills in this area by offering high-quality, integrated, multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease.
This course offers broad based knowledge and skills through integrated interprofessional education in many aspects of the health and ill health and gerontological issues in the ageing population. Training in research design and techniques is also given.
The taught programme starts in September each year and can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. In addition to taught modules, MSc students also undertake a dissertation. Students can work for a Postgraduate certificate (4 modules), a Postgraduate Diploma (8 modules) or complete the Masters degree.
* The modular nature of the course encourages both application and reflection, and our teaching methods develop participants skills in problem-solving and critical analysis
* Group size and composition helps to create optimal intertaction and develop skills of problem solving and critical analysis.
* Ageing, Health and Disease
* Research Methods
* Health, Ageing and Society
* Physical and Mental Health and Age
* Organisation and Delivery of Care (compulsory)
Three further modules from:
* Neurodegenerative Disease
* Falls and Bone Health
Assessment: Students are assessed through eight modular assignments (four leading to a Certificate and eight leading to the Diploma). In addition to successfully completing these assignments, MSc students must complete a dissertation.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.