MSc Older Person Rehabilitation
University College Cork, Ireland
About This Program
Established in 2011, the Older Person Rehabilitation postgraduate programme is a unique course which will allow you to develop your skills as a leader in gerontology and rehabilitation. This interdisciplinary course is the only one of its kind in Ireland and the UK. Students enrolled in this programme come from different professional backgrounds.
You may exit from the programme at two other points:
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6009, students may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master’s level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.
Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, to include modules CG6009 and CG6010, students may opt not to complete the thesis and exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master’s level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination.
A student-centred focus promotes flexible timetabling and blended learning to minimise travel time. Lecturers are experienced clinicians from a range of disciplines who promote interdisciplinary learning and practise. Most classes are held in one or two weekday blocks.
In today’s competitive workforce, higher professional qualifications are an essential part of continuous professional development and career advancement. The MSc is particularly suitable for you if you want to assume a management and leadership position in the care of older people.
On completion of this course you will:
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The flexible approach of this programme will allow you to choose from a range of modules to build a course tailored for you. You will be taking a total of 60 credits of taught modules.
Core modules (25 credits):
You will be taking elective* modules to the value of 35 credits from the following:
*Alternatively you may take up to a maximum of 15 module credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 module credits above. For example, physiotherapy students may choose to take 15 module credits from prescribed courses in UL or RCSI (list of external modules approved by the College of Medicine and Health is available from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation).
**Note: You cannot take CG6007 and CG6011 together.
Course Code : CKX14
College : Medicine and Health
Duration : One year
Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 9
All fees listed below are in Euros (€).
Tuition Fee - International Fees
Medicover Standard (O'Driscoll O'Neil Insurance)
The above figures represent what UCC expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included (e.g. living expenses).
As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by UCC. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, i.e., one nine-month period from September to May inclusive, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socialising, health, books and materials.
Intake Dates :
The next intake date is September 11, 2017.
IVC however, will be accepting application only until FEBRUARY 28, 2017. This 7-month preparation period includes:
Places on this programme are offered in rounds, according to the following schedule
Date a completed application is received
Date an offer will be made
January 16, 2017
January 30, 2017
March 1, 2017
March 15, 2017
Make sure you apply early! We allow two months to coordinate with the university, arrange accommodation and insurance. The next five months is reserved for the visa application process.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of University College Cork. As an international student, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
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Your English certificate must be up to date which means it should be less than two years old.
Selection will be based on academic achievement and relevant work experience. Some applicants who do not fulfil the usual entry requirements may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Moreover, your acceptance into the programme is subject to Garda/Police Clearance.
You are required to complete a full application for the program AND satisfy all other entry criteria as required by the program team and provide such evidence as required by the university, including, but not limited to:
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