Research course

Gerontology

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Masters degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent plus satisfactory performance at interview

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Centre for Research on Ageing and the department of Gerontology provides a stimulating environment for research degrees in the areas of gerontology, global ageing, the lifecourse and social policy. Staff and associates offer supervision in a broad range of areas, including: quality of life in old age; diversity in later life and minority ethnic ageing; using the lifecourse approach to study ageing; health and social care; health inequalities in developing and developed countries; mental health and ageing; ageing in developing and transitional societies; HIV/AIDS, poverty and ageing in sub-Saharan Africa; social networks and informal support; cultural differences in informal support; paid work and informal caring; social protection; the role of technology in later life; and the retirement prospects of future generations of older people.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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