London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Innovation and entrepreneurship are important elements of this course as we seek to address challenges facing older people and those involved in working with them, by problem solving and managing future challenges. The course is taught by staff with expertise in issues facing older people in particular regarding mental health, human rights, ethics, health and social care, service user involvement, community development and research. Our expert honorary staff who work in Public Health England, the NHS and the voluntary sector will contribute to the programme together with a wider group of partners including local authorities. Students will learn in a dynamic, inter'professional and interdisciplinary environment. There will be skills development in areas including leadership and management as well as opportunities to develop in'depth understanding of common challenges such as dementia. The course will also support students to build their knowledge of entrepreneurism and business development. All assessments are applied to real world challenges and students will be able to choose the focus of many of their assessments. For example there will be some opportunities for hands on small'scale research by interviewing older people and analysing the results. Every student will have the opportunity to undertake a work'based learning placement module ' this can include students existing workplaces. Placements are intended to enhance the development of skills and students' understanding of different career directions open to them for the future.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific
  • CRB check required
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)