M.Sc. Online

Global Ageing (Online)

University of Stirling

36 months
9500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing, the MSc Global Ageing (Online) will give you a world-class education in social gerontology and ageing studies.


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
  • Global perspectives on ageing, studying alongside international colleagues

Course objectives

At the end of this course, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice in social gerontology and ageing studies.
  • Critically analyse empirical research and policy linked to ageing and the experiences of older people across the world.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of international best practice in supporting older people and ageing societies.
  • Evidence critical thinking, problem-solving and multidisciplinarity.
  • Demonstrate skills in digital learning and collaboration.

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
  • Project Work

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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140 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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.
  • Having experience of supporting older people in a health, social care, social work or third sector/Non-Governmental Organisation is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 36 months.


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