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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology


Key Highlights

  • Exciting array of modules and wide range of lecturers from local and overseas contexts
  • Blend of theoretical and practical teaching modes
  • Multi-disciplinary Applied Learning


Programme Overview

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 the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Graduate Diploma in Gerontology, Master of Gerontology and PhD in Gerontology programmes. As the needs of the elderly 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’ Master of Gerontology, with Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and PhD option, is the first in Singapore to offer a holistic training programme 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.



Programme Structure

Each of the courses in the GCGER programme is 5 credit units and can be taken on a stand-alone basis. These courses can be stacked to a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology upon successful completion of 15 credit units of coursework.

Compulsory Compliance Courses (15 cu)

This is a programme with weekend classes. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfilment of the GCGERC programme.

Find out more on the admission eligibility criteria and tuition fee.

 

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