Taught course

Ageing and Society

King's College London · Institute of Gerontology

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a first class or upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or the equivalent from an overseas university). 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, and have referees from their university or employment strongly supporting their admission onto a masters level programme. For further details see website.

Months of entry


Course content

This master's in Ageing & Society is aimed at social scientists who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing, ageing societies and policies for an ageing world. The MSc pathway focuses on quantitative research methods and data analysis and the MA pathway on qualitative research methods and data analysis.

Key benefits

  • One of the leading centres for the study of ageing and later life worldwide, students draw on a wide range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience including demographers, policy analysts and sociologists, geriatricians and clinicians.
  • Interdisciplinary 'ageing research' networks within King's include Ageing Research at King's (ARK); Health & Society and the Division of Health & Social Care Research.
  • Students gain an awareness of national, cross-national and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people in society throughout the programme.
  • Close links with, and regular speakers from social, policy and healthcare arenas give multi-disciplinary students insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of these areas as they affect ageing and older people.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
020 7848 7207 / 2555