Study abroad MSc Complex Care in Older People programme at University of Southampton UK

Want to pursue a unique health care course abroad in UK? This article provides complete information about MSc Complex Care in Older People programme offered by the the University of Southampton, UK. You will get details of the eligibility criteria, programme fee, etc.

University of Southampton UK is inviting applications for its MSc Complex Care in Older People programme. The University's Faculty of Health Sciences, which is considered as having top-notch faculty of healthcare education, is offering this course with the option to pursue it on a full time or a part time basis. So don't lose out on this opportunity to study abroad in UK a unique course in healthcare!

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About the course

The health conditions of older people involve a lot of complexities which require a good understanding of how to deal with them effectively. This course is for you if you are keen on taking up a full-fledged career in the field of nursing, becoming a professional in the field of social care or any allied healthcare sector.

Course duration

The MSc Complex Care in Older People programme, beginning in September 2016, is a full-time programme of minimum 1 year to a maximum of 18 months to complete. You have the option to pursue the course on a part-time basis, in which case you can complete the course within 2 to 5 years.

The programme consists of 4 compulsory modules, one or two modules from a portfolio of additional modules, and a final compulsory dissertation, altogether 90 ECTs (refer to details of modules later in this article).

Course curriculum

The curriculum of the MSc Complex Care in Older People programme incorporates:
  • Theoretical perspectives, concepts, and ideological perspectives relevant to complex care in older people

  • Clinical aspects

  • Psychosocial aspects

  • Social factors which impact the health & well-being and the policy interventions for addressing issues related to these.

  • Ethical, moral & legal aspects

  • Organisational aspects

What you will learn

Learning modules for the MSc Complex Care in Older People programme include:
  1. Classroom lectures: There will be 2-day study blocks which you must attend. It will incorporate guest lectures, Webinars and small group work.

  2. Web-based case studies: You will be presented with a case study wherein you have to work on managing & effectively responding to the complexities involved. These could include nutritional requirements, how aging affects the body, the roles played by family members in caring for the older person, etc.

  3. Peer-mentoring: During the induction week, you will be linked up with another student on the course who is from a different country and/or care setting than your own. As part of this mentoring, you would be undertaking learning & assessment activities with your peer mentor for the web-based case studies as well as during the study blocks. The arrangement with the peer can be reviewed with your personal tutor at the end of each semester.

Note that in order to be awarded the Master of Science Complex Care in Older People you must complete the following modules
  1. HLTH6056 Social Policy for Health and Well Being (10 ECTs)

  2. Fundamentals of Complex Care in Older People(10 ECTs)

  3. Advanced Complex Care in Older People(10 ECTs)

  4. HLTH6159 Designing, Implementing & Communicating Research (10 ECTs)

  5. Additional module(s) (totalling 20 ECTs)

  6. HLTH6059 Dissertation (30 ECTs)

You are allowed to select a 4 week practicum from varied options. You are also provided a wonderful opportunity to be part of a research group comprising of international experts, thereby getting the chance to formulate & test pioneering theories and approaches.

Course Fee

The full time course fee is £15,920.

You will have to yourself meet the cost of essential textbooks, costs related to assignments, lab reports, dissertations, etc as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for the programme. You have the option to choose modules which will change the overall cost of a programme. You can check out the programme costs involved.


You can apply for the Southampton International Merit Scholarship of up to £5,000.

Eligibility requirements

  1. You must have an honours degree in a relevant subject or relevant work experience and evidence of being able to study at Master's level.

  2. You must also be in contact, in a statutory or voluntary role, with older people with complex care needs.

  3. You must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 along with a reading, writing, speaking and listening score of 6.

  4. You would be required to provide at least one satisfactory reference.

Last date to apply: It is advisable to apply by the end of June 2016.

Check details of the course for further information.

Contact information

University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
Ph: Telephone:+44(0)23 8059 5000 // Fax:+44(0)23 8059 3131
Contact email for further queries:
Visit the official website of the University of Southampton UK for further information on the campus.

Contact person: Dr Ruth Bartlett
External dial Ph: +44 (0) 238059 5912

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