Taught course

Ageing and Society

King's College London · Institute of Gerontology

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a upper second class (2:1) honours degree. We may consider candidates with a lower second class degree or with professional qualifications from a recognised institution if they:

  • can show relevant work experience and/or relevant professional qualifications,
  • can demonstrate that they are highly motivated
  • have referees from their university or employment strongly supporting their admission onto a masters level programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing societies and policies for an ageing world in our course. Ideal for social scientists, our course offers outstanding flexibility, with two pathways of study available: the MSc pathway focuses on quantitative research methods and data analysis while the MA concentrates on qualitative research methods and analysis. Join one of the leading centres for the study of ageing and later life worldwide.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Taught by faculty in the Institute of Gerontology, one of the leading centres for the study of ageing. The Institute is located in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, a unique, research-led interdisciplinary social science department directed by internationally recognised scholars.
  • Offers a highly flexible study programme, drawing on a broad range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience from geriatrics, demography, sociology and policy analysis.
  • Provides close links with, and regular speakers from, social policy and healthcare fields, providing insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of these areas as they affect ageing and older people.
  • Provides an awareness of national, crossnational and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people in society.
  • Located in the heart of London.
  • Provides education at the cutting edge of current research into ageing and later life, through taught modules and original research.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Giorgio Di Gessa