Taught course

Gerontology (distance learning)

University of Southampton · Ageing/Gerontology

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or equivalent; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Delve into the complexities of ageing and its profound impact on individuals and society with our MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) course. Offering a multifaceted exploration, this course covers topics from sociology to biology, healthcare, psychology, and economics. Understand the challenges and changes that come with ageing and equip yourself to craft meaningful solutions. Tailored for professionals, our distance learning option ensures you can seamlessly balance work and advanced studies.

Beyond a comprehensive curriculum, our course emphasises both qualitative and quantitative research skills, preparing you for independent research in gerontology. This mastery will set you at the forefront of health, social care, and policy-making domains. As global populations age, the demand for gerontological expertise rises. Whether you're aiming for a career in applied health, social sciences, or considering a PhD, our MSc in Gerontology is your springboard to success. Join us at the University of Southampton and contribute decisively to a world navigating the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Module
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)23 8059 4732