12 months
9975 GBP/year
9975 GBP/year
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Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing, the Global Ageing (Online) programme from University of Stirling will give you a world-class education in social gerontology and ageing studies.

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This Global Ageing (Online)  course from University of Stirling  will provide you with an advanced understanding about the ageing of individuals and populations, the implications this has for policy, practice and the development of products and services, as well as the demands and challenges this raises.  It covers content and skills development in social gerontology, ageing and population studies, dementia studies and health care and practice.

The key competencies you will gain and enhance will be in line with the highest international standards set by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Gerontological Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, a leading framework for teaching gerontology.

The applied nature of the course and its focus on positive interventions into the experiences of older people will support skills acquisition, employability and career progression in fields related to supporting, researching and intervening in ageing populations and societies. 

Top reasons to study with us

  • Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing
  • Interdisciplinary learning across policy, practice and management
  • 100% overall satisfaction for Global Ageing - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2021

After You Graduate

This course equips you with knowledge and skills that can be utilised within healthcare practice settings, informal support settings and policy or business areas associated with older people and ageing populations. 

The course will also provide you with the opportunity to gain a range of transferable skills in order to enhance professional development. You will be supported to develop a personalised plan for employment and career advancement using the skills, knowledge and networks you will have developed during the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing
  • Research methods in the social sciences
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Living with Dementia
  • Lessons from the Longitudinal Studies of Ageing
  • An Integrated Approach to Frailty

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience of working with older populations in a healthcare, policy or business setting, or research experience with older populations is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9975 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9975 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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