University of Southampton

University of Southampton


The Centre for Research on Ageing provides a stimulating environment for research degrees in the areas of gerontology, ageing, the lifecourse and social policy. Research students initially register for an MPhil and are upgraded to a PhD after a period of satisfactory progress. Studying by distance learning is also an option.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or equivalent) Bachelor's and Merit/Distinction Master�s degree in gerontology or a related social sciences discipline (eg. social policy, sociology, economics, psychology, social work) or a medical degree. In addition, applicants with a Master�s degree are expected to have obtained robust training in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

Sponsorship information

We have been awarded Doctoral Training Status by the ESRC and full funding is available for strong applicants wishing to undertake research relating to ageing over the lifecourse.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 7 years
PhD Part-time - 7 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: 
02380 591495