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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.05k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    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.

    Course Description:
    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.

    Special Features:
    * 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:

    * Stroke
    * Neurodegenerative Disease
    * Falls and Bone Health
    * Therapeutics

    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.

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Suitable for healthcare professionals with an interest or practice base with elderly people, those concerned with policy and management issues and the development of services for older people, as well as those with academic and research interests. Applications will be accepted from graduates in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, nursing, professions allied to medicine, social sciences). Applicants without a degree, but with vocational qualifications and related work experience, may also beconsidered.The selection of applicants is on the basis of interviews after short-listing by the course director. The criteria for entry are as follows: * A good Honours degree, usually at second class Honours level or above, or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. * Work as an employee, or in a voluntary position, of relevance to the course * Proven competence in English where necessary e.g. an overall score of 6.5 in the IETLS test or a grade of 580 in the TOEFL test (237 computer-based test). Tests or examinations must have been taken no more than three years before the proposed date of entry to the University * We may also admit non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications are compensated for relevant professional experience English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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