Assisted and Independent Living
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
Start Dates(s): September
This is a new course starting from September 2015
MSc (three years part-time distance learning)
PgDip (two years part-time distance learning)
PgCert (one year part-time distance learning)
- A unique course combining both health and built environment disciplines
- Address the challenges in assisted and independent living
- Study entirely online using our Virtual Learning Environment
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This course is a first of its kind which brings together the disciplines of the built environment including design, and health, to address societal challenges in assisted and independent living. We offer a radical re-think in how you can holistically work together with other professions to provide better built environment design and facilities, and improved care services that support these environments. We welcome students from any discipline and background. You can complete the full Masters or exit with a PgCert or PgDip.
This course is delivered entirely online providing you with the opportunity to learn from, share and engage in critical debate with peers and colleagues both within the UK and internationally. You will be part of an online community of like-minded individuals who support and encourage each other to make a difference to the lives of people who will benefit from our improved understanding of assisted and independent living.
Our Virtual Learning Environment is easy and straightforward to use and basic computer understanding is all that is required. We will provide you with tutorial and technical support.
Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over one year (60 credits). Core modules are Inclusive Residential Environments and Designing for Accessibility and Inclusion. Depending on whether you start the PgCert in January or September determines which module you study first.
Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years (120 credits)
Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over three years (180 credits)