University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Gerontology

This innovative MSc offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and will prepare you for a wide range of careers working with older people. You will develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues, theoretical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy and practice in adult and elder care services. You may take up to two modules from the distance learning (DL) postgraduate programme in gerontology.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Upper second-class degree or equivalent; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered. MSc: 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

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Core Modules: Ageing, Health and Well-Being; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives In Gerontology; Researching Contemporary Issues In Ageing Societies; Plus 1 Substantive Module From: Population and Health; Population, Poverty and Policy; Population, Resources and The Environment; The Mixed Economy of Welfare; Understanding Population Change; Understanding Social Change; Plus 1 Research Methods Module From: Design and Statistical Analysis of Surveys; Philosophy, Methodology and Research Design; Qualitative Methods; Plus A Dissertation. MSc: Compulsory modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives in Gerontology; Researching Ageing Societies Optional modules: one from: Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL); plus two research half-modules from Philosophy of Social Science Research; Qualitative Methods (I and II); Quantitative Methods (I and II); Research Design and Practice, or one module from: Qualitative Research Methods (DL); Quantitative Research Methods (DL). Plus dissertation (MSc only).

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are employed, which include essays, oral presentations, group work, exercises, research reports and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,925 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,550 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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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Gerontology
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