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Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing PGDip

Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Geriatric Medical Studies Neuroscience / Neurobiology Age Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our online course enables you to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, it offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to expand your knowledge of the mechanisms of ageing, age-related disease and research.

Changing demographics have led to an increasing older population. This has resulted in a greater need to understand the mechanisms of ageing and age-related disease, to undertake research with older people and to prescribe appropriately.

The course is aimed at clinicians, allied health professionals and scientists with a particular interest in ageing. Knowledge gained from this course will help you to understand the needs of older people, and further, to identify research opportunities to improve the health and well-being of the ageing population.

This innovative course is ideal if you already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in the fields of health or life sciences. It has been developed to provide a flexible approach, making it sustainable and compatible with professional career pathways whilst addressing the needs of a modern health service.

Different course options

Study mode



2 years

Start date



This module aims to provide a framework to understand why ageing occurs in almost all organisms and why ageing is particularly slow in humans; to present details of the essential mechanisms of ageing as a basis to understand how organisms age; to inform students on the role of intrinsic and extrinsic stress in ageing; to provide a critical platform to judge the efficacy of potential interventions; to apply the mechanisms of ageing to the physiological processes in humans and other animals; to present details of the development of theories in ageing research and to inform students of the current and likely future trends in ageing research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£2,680 paid in years 1 and 2 for 2019 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£2,680 paid in years 1 and 2 for 2019 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a: printer; webcam; headset; reliable internet; connection. Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more