Ageing & Public Policy

NUI Galway


Course Name Ageing & Public Policy
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 1MEP1 1MEP2
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters MSc
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NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Duration 1MEP1: 1 year, full-time; 1MEP2: 2 years, part-time.
Course Fee

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Tax Relief
Full- and part-time students may be entitled to tax relief on tuition fees. Applications for tax relief on course fees paid must be made using an application form available from the Revenue Commissioners. See The maximum amount of tax relief on tuition fees is €7,000 per annum.
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally applicants require a primary degree with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, in a related social science discipline (e.g., economics, sociology, management, social work, policy orientated degrees) or a cognate field of study (e.g., health sciences, public health). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Applications from people with commensurate experience in ageing-related policy and practice will be considered.
Number of Places 25
1. First programme of its kind in Ireland, and one of the first available internationally.

2. Hosted at an internationally recognised research centre - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology.

3. Delivered in collaboration with international policy experts working at the forefront of policy development, and advocacy.
Course Content

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Driven by a commitment to research-informed interdisciplinary education, the MSc examines demographic ageing from a public policy perspective, critically assessing existing approaches and future directions to secure an effective and ...

Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates will possess in-depth analytical skill sets which will enhance employability in ageing-specific and general public policy sectors. This includes: capacity for critical thinking; knowledge of and ability to evaluate...

Further Enquiries Professor Kieran Walsh
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
T: +353 91 495 460
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