Care of the Elderly MSc


In partnership with: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course subject to validation

Next Intake: March 2020

Please Note

This course will be running in March 2020

Course Information

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an MSc in Care of the Elderly from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The MSc in Care of the Elderly runs over two calendar years and consists of 120 credits achieved from the postgraduate diploma course, followed by a 60 credit professional project.

The course aims to provide an advanced study of issues in caring for older people, developing positive and critical attitudes towards key areas in the context of caring for older people. In addition, you will be able to apply your newfound knowledge and understanding of care for the elderly to complex or difficult issues, both systematically and creatively, ultimately improving the care for older people.

You will develop lifelong learning skills, including engendering an enthusiasm for the care of the elderly and for learning more generally as part of continuing personal and professional development.


Course Structure

Year One (Postgraduate Diploma)

Year Two (MSc)


Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second) although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.

Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.

We also welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces and recognise the training and education undertaken whilst serving.

International Students

We welcome applications from international students and consider such applications using the same academic criteria as for all other applications. All international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their competence, in both written and spoken English, through a minimum IELTS score of grade 6.5 (or equivalent).


Teaching Methods

Although you’ll be learning online you will be part of a group with 10 to 15 other students, your self-directed distance learning will be guided by tutor-stimulated discussion based on clinically rich case scenarios.

You’ll do a combination of individual and group projects, and you’ll have a reflective practice portfolio to help you consider how what you’re learning on the course can be translated into everyday work and practice.

You’ll have the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advise on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.


Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK/EU & International Students for September 2019: £3900

Please Note: These are the fees for a single year.

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Date Option A Option B
Deposit payable on acceptance £650 £650
1st November 2019 £3,250 £650
1st January 2020 £650
1st March 2020 £650
1st May 2020 £650
1st June 2020 £650

Deposits are non-refundable


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