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Master of Gerontology Charles Sturt University




Course info


Become a leader in one of the world's fastest growing industries. CSU's Master of Gerontology gives you the advanced skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional healthcare outcomes and foster the wellbeing of older people.

This degree builds on existing healthcare knowledge so that you can apply the most up-to-date and innovative theory and practice to any workplace.

This course is part of an articulated program of study. Articulated programs allow you to build on your study to achieve the right level of qualification for you.

Course highlights

Flexible online study

Flexible online study

The Master of Gerontology 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.

Choice of research or coursework

With Charles Sturt University you'll have the option to complete your 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.

Enhance your skill set

The interdisciplinary nature of the 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 academic expertise

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 Gerontology 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. The course 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 gerontological specialist in your profession and receive specialist recognition from your health discipline professional body.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Gerontology.

Online/Distance (Full-time 1.5 years)

Tuition fees

A$23,040.00 (12,08,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Campus,

Boorooma Street North,


New South Wales,

2650, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants for the Master of Gerontology must meet the following requirements.

A Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) in Human Services, Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Science, Health or relevant undergraduate degree in humanities and health.

Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0 with no score below 5.5

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet-based score of 60.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based score of 550.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.