Master of Ageing

    Course overview

    • 18 months full time / 3 years part time
    • Online
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Term 1 Intake - January and Term 2 Intake - April


    Please note this course has been discontinued and is no longer accepting applications.

    The Master of Ageing is a unique fully online course focusing on local and global challenges in the field of ageing.

    This is a complex field with relevance to all populations - societal change and relentless technological development demand flexible, responsive and integrative approaches to managing ageing populations and workforces.

    The Master of Ageing is interdisciplinary, intergenerational and international. This is the first course of its kind that brings together academics from multiple disciplines, including public health, medicine, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government, and the arts, in collaboration with leading experts from Australia and around the world.

    Subjects are taught by local and international academics and leading industry experts working in public health, medicine, social work, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government, and the arts.

    Who is this course for?

    The Master of Ageing is for those looking to develop a greater understanding of the complex implications of ageing populations and workforces, and build a career specialising in this fast-growing sector.

    It is particularly relevant to policy and planning professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, healthcare professionals, and anyone already working with ageing populations and workforces. At the completion of this course, you will be well-placed for leadership advocacy and managerial roles.

    This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. This course is available to all other international students to study wholly online.

    Course aims

    We’ve designed this course to produce leaders in the field of ageing who will be able to develop new approaches and policies that help shift the focus to a more positive and holistic view of ageing. This course will provide opportunities to gain practical skills and undertake high-order analysis, using interdisciplinary strategies and cross-cultural comparisons.


    The Master of Ageing is part of a highly flexible suite of courses, designed for you to study to the level that suits your learning and career goals. It’s easy to turn the one-year Graduate Certificate into the Masters, or to enrol in a Masters and leave early with a Specialist Certificate or Graduate Diploma.