Taught course

Gerontology

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

upper second-class degree; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course offers interdisciplinary advanced education in the study of gerontology, the life-course and public policy, and prepares students for a wide range of careers working with older people; students develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues related to ageing, theoretical and critical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy, and practice in adult and elder care services.

Compulsory modules: ageing, health and well-being; demographic change, ageing and globalisation; perspectives in gerontology; researching contemporary issues in ageing societies:
Plus 1 substantive module from: population and health; population, poverty and policy; population, resources and the environment; the mixed economy of welfare; understanding population change; understanding social change:
Plus 1 research methods module from: design and statistical analysis of surveys; philosophy, methodology and research design; qualitative methods:
Plus a dissertation.

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
12-24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

distance learning
12-24 months
part time
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
12-24 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

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