The rapidly ageing population in Singapore, and concomitant need for trained professionals in the health, social and psychological services have given rise to an imperative need for Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Graduate Diploma in Gerontology, Master of Gerontology and PhD in Gerontology programmes. As the needs of elder people are specialised, dedicated attention within the training to address specific characteristics such as the ageing process, demands interdisciplinary courses in Gerontology.
Singapore University of Social Sciences’s Master of Gerontology, with Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and PhD option is the first in Singapore to offer a holistic training for a rewarding career in the eldercare and silver sector. Graduates from the Programme will have acquired advanced knowledge and skills to be leaders and consultants in the field of gerontology. They will be prepared to perform challenging roles and functions in both government and private sectors.
Students are required to complete a total of 60 credit units (cu) with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 to graduate with a Master.
The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:
- 30 cu of Core Courses
- 30 cu of Electives in Specialisation Track (Practitioner, Management and Research)
- GER501 Studies in Gerontology
- GER503 Lifespan Development and Psychology of Ageing
- GER505 Physiology and Healthcare
- GER508 Ageing Families: Multigenerational and Cultural Issues
- GER511 Social Policy in Gerontology
- RSS501 Advanced Social Research Methods and Design
- Management Specialisation
- Practitioner Specialisation
- Research Specialisation
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.
* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].
Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.
This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.