18 months
24000 AUD/year
21200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Become a leader in one of the world's growing industries. The Master of Ageing and Health from Charles Sturt University gives you the advanced skills and knowledge to strengthen the community's capacity to deliver exceptional healthcare and wellbeing outcomes for older people.  


This master's degree is available online and focuses on social models of ageing, keeping you up to date with advanced theoretical foundations and practice which you can apply to any workplace. The Master of Ageing and Health offers great flexibility combined with a comprehensive learning experience. You can study online while continuing to work, allowing you to apply your knowledge within your current role.

With Charles Sturt University you'll have the option to complete your masters' degree by research or coursework. In the research strand, you'll develop specific skills in research and evaluation by completing core subjects and a research dissertation facilitating your knowledge contribution to practice. If you choose the coursework strand, you'll take a selection of core and elective subjects to augment your professional skills in human services. 

The interdisciplinary nature of this gerontology degree means that it is a great postgraduate study option for people from a range of health professions and disciplines engaged in the aged care sector, including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work. We offer a wide selection of topics relevant to practice so you can study areas of interest to help you achieve your career goals. Our academics are dedicated professional educators who are highly experienced in their fields, and who provide personal engagement and support to guide you through your studies.

Career opportunities 

The Master of Ageing and Health positions you at the heart of a growing industry. The federal government forecasts that the number of Australians aged 75 years or over will rise by approximately four million by 2060.

This master's program prepares you to work in a management position in a hospital or aged care service, health promotion position in an aged care service or quality assessment role in a government or non-government organisation.

You could also become a gerontology specialist in your profession and receive specialist recognition from your health discipline professional body.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choices and Options in Later Life
  • Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
  • Ageing and Professional Practice
  • Issues in Dementia Care and Communication
  • Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention 
  • Contemporary Issues in Gerontology 
  • End of Life and Palliative Care Issues in Ageing
  • Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
  • Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • A Bachelor's Degree (or AQF equivalent) in Human Services, Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Science, Health or relevant undergraduate degree in humanities and health.
  • Or completion of the Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    21200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21200 AUD per year during 18 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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