Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students applying for the MPhil/PhD Gerontology are expected to have a 2:1 (or equivalent) Bachelors and Merit/Distinction Master’s degree in Gerontology or a related Social Sciences discipline (eg. Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Social Work) or a Medical degree. In addition, applicants with a Master’s degree are expected to have obtained robust training in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Research on Ageing provides a stimulating environment for research degrees in the areas of gerontology, ageing, the life course and social policy. We have been awarded Doctoral Training Status by the ESRC and full funding is available for strong applicants wishing to undertake research relating to ageing over the life course. Research students initially register for an MPhil and are upgraded to a PhD after a period of satisfactory progress. Studying by distance learning is also an option.

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
up to 84 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
up to 84 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44(0)23 8059 8940