What will I learn?

The Gerontology & Ageing MSc, with pathways in Gerontology, Ageing & Society, and Public Policy & Ageing will build awareness of global perspectives on ageing and the lives of older people by drawing on the views and experience of a wide range of experts including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists.

It offers flexibility with the choice to study either full or part-time. This interdisciplinary course is ideal for health professionals including geriatricians, psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. It is also suited to graduates from the social and natural sciences, management, policy and politics, economics, law and the humanities. The Gerontology & Ageing course offers three distinct pathways that allow students to develop expertise, critical analysis, independent judgement and communication skills in one of the following areas: Gerontology; Ageing & Society; Public Policy & Ageing. There are four qualification options that can be studied from these three pathways MSc Gerontology & Ageing (Gerontology), MSc Gerontology & Ageing (Ageing & Society), MA Gerontology & Ageing (Ageing & Society) and MA Gerontology & Ageing (Public Policy & Ageing).

Our graduates go on to pursue a range of careers including consultant positions in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, speciality healthcare roles with older people, and strategic positions influencing the lives of older people in government, policy and voluntary and non-government organisations.

Which department am I in?

Global Health and Social Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,300.00 (US$ 27,699) per year
The tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2020


Strand Campus




WC2R 2LS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.

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