Research course

Gerontology (Research)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences
MSc by research

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


Course content

This pathway offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and enhanced training in research methods, and is aimed at students who are considering further postgraduate research study.

Compulsory modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I; Perspectives in Gerontology; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice

Plus two research half-modules from: Qualitative Methods II; Quantitative Methods II, Survey Design. Plus dissertation (MSc only)

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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