University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Gerontology

This course offers interdisciplinary advanced education in the study of gerontology, the life-course and public policy, and prepares students for a wide range of careers working with older people; students develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues related to ageing, theoretical and critical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy, and practice in adult and elder care services.

Entry requirements

PgCert

Upper second-class degree or equivalent; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered

MSc

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

Course modules

Compulsory 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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