Taught course

Ageing, Health and Disease

Cardiff University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, social services and other professionals and managers who work with older people. All students must satisfy the Cardiff University requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, and in addition, will normally possess an initial degree in medicine or related health/social care subject. On occasion, we may also admit non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications are compensated for by relevant professional experience. The selection of applicants is on the basis of interviews after short-listing by the course director.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers an opportunity for health and social care professionals to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop broad-based knowledge and skills in this area by offering high-quality, integrated, multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease.

  • The modular nature of the course encourages both application and reflection, and our teaching methods develop participants’ skills in problem-solving and critical analysis
  • Group size and composition helps to create optimal interaction and develop skills of problem solving and critical analysis.

The taught programme starts in September each year and can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. In addition to taught modules, MSc students also undertake a dissertation. Students can work for a Postgraduate certificate (3 modules), a Postgraduate Diploma (86modules) or complete the Masters degree.

Full details of this course can be found here: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p006.html

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Mrs Christine Swetnam
+44 (0)29 2071 6962