Postgraduate Certificate in Anti-Ageing Medicine

Specialised knowledge in age management plays a pivotal role in enhancing well-being and quality of life among the older generation. Our online and part-time Postgraduate Certificate in anti-aging medicine is designed to equip healthcare professionals like you with the skills necessary to help manage the ageing process.

This programme will provide the most up to date knowledge needed to effectively address the evidence base in physiology, biology, epigenetics, aesthetics relating to longevity medicine. The programme also provides a flexible learning approach that fits into your schedule, allowing you to balance education with your existing commitments.

Through collaboration with fellow students from diverse geographical regions, you will engage in a collaboration of ideas that will broaden your perspective and foster innovative approaches to anti-aging interventions and treatments.

On completion of the fast paced anti-aging programme, you will be:

  • Equipped students with life-long learning and advanced problem-solving skills
  • Able to critically evaluate the evidence base in anti-ageing medicine
  • To demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the investigation and evidence-based management in anti-ageing medicine
  • Able to Critically analyse the biological, epigenetic and physiological measures to assess ageing

The course is aimed at all healthcare professionals with a related postgraduate qualification and interested in anti-ageing and includes:

  • Aesthetic practitioners which include nurses, Drs and other allied HCPs
  • Endocrine specialist nurses and endocrinologists
  • Primary care - private GPs
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists

This course is subject to validation.

Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 6 Months September Online 8
Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 6 Months March Online 8

The programme offers students the opportunity for tutor-led peer discussion on key topics with a multidisciplinary approach, exploring realistic application with global reach. Students will be offered the opportunity to enhance their research skills, communication, problem-solving, IT skills and the confidence and resilience needed to use their own initiative and manage their time effectively.

Following the completion of the programme, students will have the opportunity to pursue varied specialist positions that incorporate the broad aspects of anti-aging medicine, as well as progression to PGDip and MSc, to potentially influence evidence-based development in this area and actively contribute to research in ageing science.

Science and Endocrinology of Ageing

This module aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific basis and endocrinological mechanisms that underlie the ageing process. It will explore the key physiological changes associated with ageing and the endocrine system's role in this complex process. Participants will delve into the latest research and advancements in the field, equipping them to identify and evaluate age-related health concerns in a healthcare setting including biological measures of ageing.

Cosmetic and Aesthetic Anti-Ageing Strategies

This module explores cosmetic and aesthetic approaches to anti-ageing, focusing on evidence-based practices that enhance patients' well-being and self-esteem. Participants will investigate various non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques, critically assessing their efficacy, safety, and ethical considerations. The module aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to advise patients on the latest cosmetic interventions while prioritising patient safety and informed decision-making.

Therapeutic Anti-Ageing Interventions

This module focuses on therapeutic interventions that target age-related conditions and promote healthy ageing. Participants will explore pharmacological, nutritional, and lifestyle interventions, critically assessing their potential benefits and risks. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practices and personalised care to optimise patient outcomes. The module aims to empower healthcare professionals to implement innovative therapeutic strategies to enhance patients' quality of life as they age.


You will be supported throughout your studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational experts.

Our courses are conducted entirely online through self-directed distance learning. You’ll receive guidance throughout your course with tutor-stimulated academic discussions, which are based on clinically-rich case scenarios.

These usually occur within groups of 10-20 students, allowing you to clearly communicate with both your tutor and fellow students.

Distance Online Delivery is a mode of delivery for an individual student who studies a course wholly online with no tuition delivered or supported through face-to-face approaches giving a strong element of control over time, place and pace of delivery.


We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

To secure your place on the course, applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant subject.

English Language Requirements

Proficiency in the English Language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2024 - July 2025 Fees

  • Part-time UK: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

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Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSC who have over 10 years` experience in delivering award-winning, online, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and MBA distance education courses.

Click here to apply to study this course via Diploma MSC.

Admissions statement

The public demand for HCPs who demonstrate skills in anti-ageing medicine offers students attracted to this programme a direct application of their knowledge, across a range of settings at a domestic and international level. Authority in this particular area of discipline is still very much at a development stage, allowing students from a range of healthcare backgrounds to establish and demonstrate an evidence-based understanding of the range of applications that this area of patient and population care may support.

Roles within private aesthetic clinics, pharmacy provision, primary care and related healthcare provision settings will offer opportunities for career progression in this broad field of care and promotion of wellbeing strategies that will support the population over time.