Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

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Programme Structure

The programme is made up of 10 courses, inclusive of 4 courses in the common core, 2 courses in the concentration core, and 4 elective courses. Each course requires 35–40 hours of instruction and carries 3 academic units (AU).

 

1. Common core courses: 12 AUs (4 courses)
2. Concentration core courses: 6 AUs (2 courses) Concentration core courses: 6 AUs (2 courses)
3. Electives: 12 AUs (4 courses)
3. Gerontology Practicum

 

Practicum
Practicum provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience in settings of service to older adults, facilitates networking with professionals in the field of ageing, and enhances career decisions and opportunities. These will include public, private and voluntary welfare sector placements. It is part of the student’s overall personal and professional development in gerontology education.

Assessment and Examination
The assessment for the courses will be based on continuous assessment (CA) and examination. The CA component will consist of individual and group essays and projects. It may also include class participation and in-class tests. 

Duration
The programme is offered on both full time and part time basis and can be completed within 1 and 1.5 academic years respectively. Classes will be scheduled for weekday evenings and Saturdays.