Singapore is experiencing an unprecedented demographic shift, driven primarily by increased life expectancy and the aging of the Baby-Boomers. The number of Singaporeans aged 65 and above has been increasing rapidly, doubling from 220,000 in 2000 to 440,000 in 2014. By 2030, the size of this group is projected to reach 900,000, which is more than a quarter of the current citizen population.
Population ageing is one of the most remarkable success stories of human development. But capturing and unlocking the full benefits of that success require that we have a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities an aging population presents.
Thus, the Master of Science in Applied Gerontolgoy programme is developed to help meet the burgeoning need for more professionals, leaders, and specialists in the field of aging as Singapore's baby boomers are entering their silver years.
Unique features of the programme include:
1. Focus on applying knowledge from the field of gerontology to products and services catering to the special needs of older people.
2. Concentration tracks catering to students with different career goals and interests, Leadership and Policy Engagement and Clinical Practice and Care Management Concentration.
3. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary, encouraging critical thinking as students look across disciplinary boundaries to consider other viewpoints
4. Enriching practicum opportunities