Taught course

Gerontology

Institution
University of Southampton · Ageing/Gerontology
Qualifications
MScMSc(Res)

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Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc (Res)

How can societies harness the potential created by an ageing population for the benefit of families and individuals alike? The MSc Gerontology (Research) introduces you to the study of ageing combined with a strong emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

This programme, which is recognised by the ESRC for further PhD funding, will equip you with critical skills in evidence production and analysis, which can contribute to a career in local or national government, or to further postgraduate studies.

MSc

This innovative MSc offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and will prepare you for a wide range of careers working with older people. You will develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues, theoretical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy and practice in adult and elder care services. You may take up to two modules from the distance learning (DL) postgraduate programme in gerontology.

Information for international students

If your first language or language of education is not English, we will ask you to show evidence of fluency in the use of English. For all of our postgraduate programmes we require a level of IELTS 6.5. For details of other English language tests which we accept, please see the International students section of our website where you will find a list of approved tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18.812

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc(Res)
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
Email
PGTapply.FSHMS@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 8940