University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Gerontology (Distance Learning)

This programme will equip you with specialist knowledge in gerontology and key research skills through study from a distance. You will be supported in accessing online learning material related to social, demographic and economic issues, theoretical and critical perspectives, and national and international policy and practice in adult and older people's health and social care services.

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

MSc: Compulsory modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (DL); Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation (DL); Perspectives in Gerontology (DL); Qualitative Research Methods (DL); Quantitative Research Methods (DL) Optional modules: Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL); Researching Ageing Societies (DL) Plus dissertation (MSc only). Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives In Gerontology; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods; Optional Modules: Ageing, Diversity and Human Rights; and Methods For Researching Ageing Societies.

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 Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 2,925 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Gerontology
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