Taught course

Gerontology (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Southampton · Ageing/Gerontology
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Welcome applications from students holding, or expecting to hold, a British bachelors (honours) upper second-class degree or higher, or the equivalent.

Students without the usual entry qualifications may be admitted, with the requisite approval, on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are also welcomed and will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme offers you the opportunity to study gerontology from a distance, allowing you to access learning resources online in a flexible manner. Understanding the process of population ageing brings critical advantages to employees in a range of professional sectors, such as the health and social care, research, and the local and national policy sectors.


The programme will equip you with academic knowledge in Gerontology, focusing on evidence related to the wellbeing of older people, and with policy knowledge relating to social policies aimed at preparing societies for ageing populations. In addition, the programme will offer you a range of training opportunities in research methods, both quantitative and qualitative.

Information for international students

If your first language or language of education is not English, we will ask you to show evidence of fluency in the use of English. For all of our postgraduate programmes we require a level of IELTS 6.5. For details of other English language tests which we accept, please visit the International students section of our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18.812

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    27 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 8940