Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability

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Our Postgraduate Information Sessions are an opportunity to find out about courses from professional and academic staff and have all your questions answered. These online sessions will give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes. 

What is Gerontology?

Gerontology refers to the study of ageing people, the process of ageing, and the particular issues that present within ageing communities.

The Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability at Western takes a holistic approach to consider the social, physical and mental aspects of ageing. Students will address real-life challenges for ageing populations related to health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, use of technology, cultural diversity and social inclusion.

Building an age-friendly future

The Australian population is ageing, and there is increasing need for professional expertise in aged care support. This multidisciplinary course aims to increase knowledge and improve practices for an inclusive and age-friendly future.

This course will introduce healthy ageing approaches to prevent common health conditions in older people and address social issues such as isolation and loneliness. Students will consider the inequalities that increase with ageing and find new ways to develop inclusive communities through infrastructure, city planning and design. Drawing on knowledge of current policies and international benchmarks, students will critique current practices and propose sustainable solutions for a future that is inclusive of ageing needs.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

The flexibility of this online course allows students to choose a study program that aligns with their interests and professional goals. In the second year, students will choose to complete a research or professional stream.

Fees and delivery

Standard fees: $19,280*

Delivery: Online

This course is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.

Postgraduate Study Information

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field. 

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.