Taught course

Gerontology

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

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

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.

Compulsory modules:
Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives in Gerontology; Researching Ageing Societies

Optional modules:

  • one from: Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL);
  • plus two research half-modules from Philosophy of Social Science Research; Qualitative Methods (I and II); Quantitative Methods (I and II); Research Design and Practice,
  • or one module from: Qualitative Research Methods (DL); Quantitative Research Methods (DL). Plus dissertation (MSc only)

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