Gerontology, Dependence and Protection of the Elderly

Gerontology, Dependence and Protection of the Elderly

Masters Programme Gerontology, Dependence and Protection of the Elderly
Description Our Masters in Gerontology, Dependence, and Protection of the Elderly is a prestigious multidisciplinary qualification in which many faculties at the UGR participate. The programme places an emphasis on the study of ageing and dependency, drawing on the domains of psychology, health, sociology, economics, and demographics. The course is not only designed to allow students to excel academically, but also provides them with the skills and abilities required to work professionally in the sector. It enables students to improve the quality of services they provide while working in the field, stressing the importance of personal development and thus ensuring that students become effective carers.

The masters is divided into 6 core modules:
Gerontology
Law and Legislation
Business and Economics
Optional Module
Internship
Dissertation

Within these modules you will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects such as Health Care for the Elderly, Psychology and Ageing, Social Security Law, Retirement Benefits and Dependency, Management of Centres for the Elderly, Gerontological Intervention, and Health and the Elderly. (It is important to note that this is not a comprehensive list of course subjects and modules: please consult the programme homepage for a comprehensive and fully up-dated list of courses subjects and modules).

Employment prospects for graduates who complete our programme are favourable for a number of reasons. Given the course’s multidisciplinary nature, students have the opportunity to build up a versatile skill-set, which is highly prized by employers in the current labour market. Many choose to pursue a career in centres for the elderly and in the social services sector (both public and private), others choose to become professional carers in residential centres, hospitals and private residencies. The programme also provides students with the qualifications required to begin doctoral studies in the field.
ECTS Credits 60
Duration 1 academic year
Start Date Autumn (September/October to June each year, approximately)
Language Spanish
Application Period 26th February 2016 - 2nd October 2016
How to apply Please consult the Applying and Admissions section
Offered by The International School for Postgraduate Studies
Programme homepage http://masteres.ugr.es/gerontologia