Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Ageing

1.5 years full time/3 years part time(part-time study options available)
100% online campus
Available to Domestic and International

The Master of Ageing is designed to produce leaders in the emerging field of Ageing.  The subjects proposed for this course adopt an interdisciplinary, international and intergenerational approach to respond to the complex and growing challenges of an ageing worldwide population. This is the first course of its kind and is influenced by national and global politics, economics, ethics and social equity. It is grounded in a material analysis of the ways in which medicine, finance, technology and design can support healthy ageing for both individuals and populations.

This course provides specialised knowledge and skills to understand ageing as more than health related experiences. The innovative subjects are taught by academics throughout the University of Melbourne in public health, medicine, physiotherapy, social work, architecture and design, engineering and business along with internationally known professionals in the field. All of the instructors bring outstanding pedagogical skills, substantive knowledge and practical experience.

Students from around the globe work together to address the worldwide implications of ageing, including workforce and retirement challenges, increased demand on health care spending and how recent technological advancements can revolutionise the future of ageing. This is an exciting new course that opens up the possibilities of ageing with massive implications for older adults, clinicians, health care administrators, urban planners, service providers, policymakers, and researchers.

The Master of Ageing course requires completion of a total of 150 points of study and is structured to suit individual needs and study preferences.  

  • Students to have the option of enrolling in a Master degree (150 points) or one of the nested awards Graduate Diploma (100 points), Graduate Certificate (50 points) or Specialist Certificate (25 points). 
  • Students can choose to take all of their coursework entirely online or can enrol in subjects that meet as face-to-face intensives at the University of Melbourne. 

This course is designed to be available to students at different stages in their careers, including career starters, career changers and career enhancers, those who currently work and wish to further their qualifications. The coursework responds to all three groups of students by allowing individual tailoring to find the optimal approach. 

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