MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person
This one-year Master's programme addresses salient national and international issues in relation to Global Ageing. Older people are the fastest growing population group in Ireland and this poses great opportunities and threats for our society. This programme addresses the sociology of ageing, psychology and physiology of ageing. It also looks at education of the older person with Lifelong Learning underpinning European and national educational policy.
Applicants to the programme come from a variety of backgrounds - in the health and social care sector, some older people themselves and those interested in this global issue.
Students will explore policy development internationally and nationally in relation to our ageing society. Students will research an area of interest from their studies to write a research dissertation.
It is expected that graduates of the programme will contribute to social development and older persons’ services in Ireland.
Graduates of the MAEWOP have found work in the area of Older Persons Services in both the statutory and voluntary sector.
Some graduates have gone on to undertake further study at PhD level.