1st class or 2:1 undergraduate 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:
- how relevant work experience and/or relevant professional qualifications,
demonstrate that they are highly motivated
provide referees from their university or employment strongly supporting their admission onto a masters level programme.
In these circumstances we will usually admit a student to our certificate or diploma programmes, possibly with a view to the student transferring to the master's programme if they successfully pass their first two examined subjects. Relevant professional qualifications will be taken into account.
Holders of the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM), Royal College of Physicians are exempt from 60 credits, and may therefore fast track and omit one-third of the MSc. If you believe you are eligible for the credit exemption, please notify the Admissions Team via your King’s Apply account and provide a copy of your Diploma.
Months of entry
The Gerontology course will build your awareness of global perspectives on ageing and the lives of older people by drawing on the views and experience of a wide range of experts including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists.
The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.
- Taught by faculty in the Institute of Gerontology, one of the leading centres for the study of aging. 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.
- A highly flexible study course, drawing on a broad range of professional and disciplinary expertise, including geriatrics, demography, sociology and social policy.
- We offer close links with, and regular speakers from, social policy and various healthcare fields, providing insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of these areas as they affect ageing and older people.
- You will gain an awareness of national, crossnational and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people in society throughout the course.
- We have strong links with King’s Health Partners, one of only six Academic Health Sciences Centres in England bringing together three NHS Trusts (Guy’s and St. Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley).
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Giorgio Di Gessa
- +44 (0) 20 7848 7207