Master of Science in Applied Gerontology


Programme Structure

Our programme requires every student to complete a total of 10 courses (3 academic units (AUs) for each course, total 30 AUs), 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.

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Practicum provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience in settings of service to older people, facilitates networking with professionals in the field of ageing, and enhances career decisions and opportunities. Our practicum partners include hospitals, government agencies and voluntary welfare organisations. It is part of a student’s overall personal and professional development in gerontology education.


Assessment and Examination

The assessment for courses will be based on continuous assessment (CA). The CA component will consist of individual and group essays and projects. It may also include class participation, presentation, assignment, quiz and in-class tests.



Our programme is offered on both full-time and part-time basis and can be completed within 1 and 1.5 academic years respectively.

Typically, a ​full-time student is required to register 4 courses in trimester 1, 3 courses in trimester 2 and trimester 3. A part-time student is required to register 1 or 2 courses per trimester.

Each course will be taught once a week for a duration of 3 hours (3 AUs). The classes may take place on weekday evenings (7pm to 10pm) or on Saturdays (9am to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm).​

All classes are conducted at NTU’s main campus/One-North campus/Novena campus. 

Trimester Calendar (Subjected to changes)

The programme runs on a trimester basis. Each academic year is made up of 3 trimesters.

For details on the academic calendar, please refer to:

​​ Trimester Month
1 Jul - Oct
2 Nov - Feb
3 Feb - May