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Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Gerontology



What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Applied Gerontology programme provides a holistic and advanced education in the rapidly expanding field of gerontology. It is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience to work with older people.

This graduate programme offers a truly interdisciplinary curriculum with an Asian focus. Taught by faculty from medicine, social sciences, communication, business, engineering, arts and humanities, and biological sciences, our courses not only equip you with the foundational competencies of gerontology, but also train you to design policies, develop leadership capacities, innovate and enhance care services for an ageing population.

Programme Structure

Our programme requires every student to complete a total of 10 courses (3 academic units (AUs) for each course, total 30 AUs), inclusive of 4 courses in the common core, 2 courses in the concentration core, and 4 elective courses. Each course requires 35-40 hours of instruction.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Within 1 and 1.5 academic years)

Tuition fees
SG $36,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2023


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

Applicants should possess:

  • ​​​​​​​​A good bachelor’s degree;
  • ​At least 2 years of work experience.

International applicants whose medium of instruction was not in English at the tertiary level should have:

  • ​An IELTs score of 7.0; and
  • ​TOEFL internet based score of 100 (600 for paper based).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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