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 (1) and Quantitive Methods (1); Perspectives In Gerontology; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice. Plus two research half-modules and dissertation

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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