University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Gerontology

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.

Entry requirements

MSc (Res): Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered

Course modules

Perspectives in Gerontology, Philosophy of Social Science Research, Resarch Design and Practice, Quantitative Methods, Gerontology Dissertation, Demographic Change Ageing & Globalisation, Ageing Health and Well-being, Qualitative Methods 1, Survey Design, Qualitative Methods 2, Quantitative Methods 2.

Assessment methods

The face-to-face programmes employ a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures that are audio-recorded, student-led seminars, computer workshops, library sessions, supervised independent research and independent study. The majority of our modules are taught in small-group seminars and workshops, which provide excellent opportunities for discussion. Students are expected to prepare oral presentations and to lead discussions, thereby developing their skills in written and oral presentation. A variety of assessment methods are employed, which include essays, oral presentations, group work, exercises, research reports and the dissertation. All programme modules have their own page on Blackboard. Students are able to access materials (lecture slides and recordings of live lectures, coursework details, references and module updates) to supplement their classroom taught lectures.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Gerontology
Telephone number: 
02380592511