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Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies)

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete:
128 points (12 subjects) for the Master
64 points (eight subjects) for the Graduate Diploma
32 points (four subjects) for the Graduate Certificate

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Ageing and Pastoral Studies courses are intended to prepare graduates from a variety of backgrounds in aged care, including health professionals, pastoral workers and clergy, to provide appropriate holistic care to older adults.

Credit and articulation

The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Graduate Diploma and credit is awarded in the Graduate Diploma for all subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate. Upon completion of either course, credit of up to 32 points may also be awarded towards the Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies).

Residential schools

The subject THL442 is a compulsory course residential school of four days and contains essential subject material for the four subjects of the Graduate Certificate Ageing and Pastoral Studies. Students must attend this residential school prior to their first session of enrolment.

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Distance education




Session 1; Session 2




Master: 3 years
Graduate Diploma: 2 years
Graduate Certificate: 1 year



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