University of Southampton

University of Southampton


This ESRC-recognised course offers research methods specialist training and provides a foundation for future research; it provides students with specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues of ageing, theoretical and critical perspectives in gerontology, national and international policy, and practice in adult and elder care services.

Entry requirements

Upper second Class degree or equivalent; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

Course modules

Ageing, health and well-being; demographic change, ageing and globalisation; design and statistical analysis of surveys; perspectives in gerontology; qualitative methods; researching contemporary issues in ageing societies; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time - 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 8940