Studyportals Study cover for Gerontology and Geriatrics

Gerontology and Geriatrics 

University of Malta

Bachelor On Campus
18 months
Duration
8500 EUR/year
Free
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics from University of Malta targets candidates who wish to expand their knowledge in the social, psychological, economic, and biological processes of ageing and later life.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics from University of Malta  promises to act as a catalyst for candidates' intellectual development with regards the meeting of needs by both present and incoming cohorts of older persons. 

The latter stages of the life course is characterized by various transitions, as people exit from the labour market, go through various psychological and social developments in their personal and public lives, and experience multi-faceted health issues and concerns. 

The Higher Diploma will provide students with transferable skills which will either aid them in entering ageing-related occupations, as well as advance their career progression in the field of ageing.

The Higher Diploma provides a broadly based, multi-disciplinary perspective on ageing, later life, and older persons, whilst also disseminating knowledge and skills related to clinical and practical interventions with older persons. It will also sensitise the students to the application of gerontological and geriatric research findings to practice.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

The Higher Diploma will be very attractive to most social and health care workers in residential and nursing homes, community services and non-governmental organisations, and perhaps, even informal carers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Social Gerontology
  • Physiological and Medical Issues in Later Life
  • Community and Residential Services for Older Persons
  • Research Methods
  • Economic and Financial Aspects of Population Ageing
  • Health Care Professionals in Old Age
  • Theoretical Issues in Ageing Policy
  • Field Placement in Gerontological and Geriatric Settings

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:

  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur 12,750
  • Yr 1 - Eur 8,500 - Yr 2: Eur 4,250

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 3 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Gerontology and Geriatrics
-
University of Malta

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!