Course Structure and Class Schedule
Admission and application period
Fees, Payment and Funding
Course structure and Class schedule
is the programme structure of the Master of Science in Applied Gerontology?
and be awarded the MSc in Applied Gerontology, students will have to complete:
4 common core courses
2 concentration core courses
4 elective courses
further details, please refer to the course structure page.
if I am interested in modules from both the concentration core courses?
You may take
courses from the other concentration core as elective subjects instead.
Decision on selection of concentration core need only be made after the first
is the frequency and duration of classes?
will be taught once a week for a duration of 3 hours (3 AU). They may take
place on evenings (7pm to 10pm) on Tuesday and Thursday or in the morning (9am to
12pm) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm) on Saturday.
schedule will be dependent on the courses that you have selected. For example,
you are interested to take elective AGXX01 and it is scheduled for Tuesday
evening. You will hence come to class on Tuesday evening.
the difference between part time and full time students?
The only difference
is the number of modules that they will take per trimester. Part time and full
time students will attend the same classes.
is a trimester?
is run on a trimester basis very similar to any professional degree. Each year
will be made up of 3 trimesters.
on academic calendar, please refer to,
many courses do I need to take per trimester?
students will take between 3 to 4 courses per trimester. Part time students
will take a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 courses per trimester.
will classes be conducted?
be conducted in NTU main campus for Saturday classes, and may be conducted in our one-north
campus or Novena campus for weekday classes.
big is each class size?
will have an average of 30 students.
is the mode of assessment?
This is a
course work programme. The lecturer of each course will design the assessment
for maximum learning experience. Assessment could consist of a combination of
several components including quizzes, peer assessment, assignments, individual or group
projects and tests.
is the requirement for class attendance?
attendance is compulsory. Students must show proof for absence from class. A
minimum of 75% attendance is required for the completion of the course.
is the minimum and maximum duration for the completion of the programme?
students will graduate within 1 year and can take up to a maximum of 2 years, while part time students can graduate within 1.5 years and
take up to 4 years to complete the programme.
is the practicum and how is it conducted?
You may take
the practicum as part of the concentration core or as an elective course. The
practicum is a 150 hours learning experience agreed between the host company,
your practicum lecturer and yourself. It can also take place in your own
organisation as a special project.
You can start
the practicum only after completing at least 2 core courses.
NTU be able to match us with companies for practicum?
working with our career and advancement office for suitable placement. If you
have specific interest, you are encouraged to source for your own practicum
I take leave of absence from the programme?
absence will not be granted for the first trimester. Instead, applicants can apply leave of absence for 2nd trimester onwards.
Please note that this period of leave if granted will be
counted towards the maximum candidature period permitted for you to complete
There is an administrative fee of $ 53.50 charged per trimester for leave of absence application.
please refer to,
Admission and application matters
there an age limit for application to the course?
There is no
age limit. However, applicants must meet application requirements.
are the admission criteria?
possess a good bachelor’s degree and at least of 2 years of work experience.
Although no prior work or training in gerontology is required, professionals
with a passion or work experience in human services or ageing related
industries are strongly encouraged to apply.
For details, please
do not have relevant experience. Can I apply for the programme?
Yes, you may
apply for the programme and your application will be considered together with
the strength of that particular cohort.
4. When will application be
The programme offers one
intake in July each year. Online application for each year will open in
January and end in February.
5. What can I expect from
the application process?
· Information sessions will be organized for each admission exercise from
November to January period.
· Application will open from beginning of January and end in February. You can prepare documents such as, personal details, certificates, transcripts, proof of employment and letter of recommendations in advance.
· You may be invited for an interview session during this period.
· Offer of admission and recommendation for scholarship can be expected in
6. What is the expected
class size per intake?
We target to admit
approximately 30 students per intake.
7. Can I apply for graduate
housing in NTU if I am accepted for the programme?
International full time
students can apply for graduate housing.
For details, please
8. What can I expect from
the admission process?
· A letter of offer will be emailed to students who have been selected for
admission into the programme in April.
· A fee deposit of $2000 (non-refundable) is required upon your acceptance.
· You will be required to set up your NTU email account upon accepting the
offer. Please ensure that you follow the procedure closely as future
correspondences will be done through this official student email account.
· Matriculation of students will be conducted in June/July.
· Upon successful matriculation, a Graduate Student link (GSLINK) account
will be issued to you for course registration (mid-July) and accessing online
learning materials prior to course commencement.
9. Can I come down to the
programme office to ask for assistance or further details?
Please do make an
appointment with the programme manager before coming down to the University for
admission or other course matters consultation.
10. Can I add or drop
You are allowed to do so
during the add/drop period which will close 2 weeks after the programme
11. How can I be kept
informed of upcoming events and information sessions?
You can drop us an email
at email@example.com and we will keep you in
our mailing list for upcoming events.
Fees, Payment and Funding
1. When am I required to
make fee payment?
A $2000 non-refundable
fee deposit is required upon accepting the offer. Thereafter fees will be
billed according to:
· Full time students will be billed 50% of the course fee prior to course
commencement with the remaining 50% before the start of Trimester 2
Part time students will be billed 50% of the course fee prior to course
commencement with the remaining 50% in April of the following year
2. Can I apply for tuition
loan to pay for the tuition fee?
Admitted students can
apply for commercial bank loan. The programme office will provide a letter of
schedule of fee payment as supporting documents for such application.
3. Can I use my CPF to pay
for the tuition fee?
You may like to check
with CPF board for the latest details on the usage of CPF for graduate
4. Can I use my PSEA
account to pay for the tuition fee?
Yes, you could. This is
subject to MOE guidelines.
For details, please
5. What are the funding
available to over my tuition fee?
There are several external
fundings available for this programme. However, these are selected on a
competitive basis and students must be prepared to fund their own course of
The available funding is
listed in our webpage: