24 months
4440 GBP/year
4440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The online Care of the Older Person  (Online) programme from Diploma MSc is designed to improve the knowledge of healthcare professionals who have a clinical responsibility in elderly care.

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With an increasingly ageing population comes higher healthcare and social care costs, and more age-related causes of morbidity and mortality. This means that there is a fast growing need for healthcare staff to have relevant up-to-date training and knowledge within elderly care, to meet the needs of an ageing society. Our programme is specially developed for healthcare professionals looking to further their clinical knowledge within elderly care.

Students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Care of the Older Person further their knowledge through self-directed learning, tutor guided discussions and collaboration and learning with their colleagues in a multidisciplinary team. The Care of the Older Person Postgraduate Diploma is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapists, dieticians etc, who work with older people.

Students completing the MSc will undertake a clinically related independent project relevant to the care of the elderly, enabling students to demonstrate their knowledge through independent study.

On successful completion of the Care of the Older Person  (Online) course from Diploma MSc , students will be able to:

  • To provide a comprehensive, systematic and critical appraisal of issues in caring for older people to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based care and best practice.
  • To develop skills that aid career progression and leadership potential within a complex and rapidly changing delivery environment.

* Please note that you will not receive a certificate until after successful completion of the two years.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Care of the elderly overview
  • Falls 
  • Confusion and Dementia 
  • Stroke and age-related neurological disorders 
  • Frailty and continence
  • Ethics and end-of-life care in the elderly
  • Professional Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

120 credits achieved from the postgraduate diploma course, followed by a 60 credit professional project.



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and International registered healthcare professionals
  • To secure your place on the course, applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8880 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8880 GBP for the full programme during 24 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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