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Gerontology (Distance Learning) (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gerontology looks at ageing and its impact on individuals and society. On our MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) course at the University of Southampton you'll learn about the changes people experience as they age and the effects of ageing populations on society. This course is ideal if you need the flexibility to combine work and postgraduate study.

Understanding the process of population ageing can benefit areas such as health and social care, research, and local and national policy.

On this UK online master’s degree in gerontology, you’ll look at the subject from a range of perspectives, including policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics.

You’ll develop:

  • understanding of key theories in gerontology and their application
  • knowledge of modern global debates around the lives of older people, their families and societies
  • the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning issues like population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life
  • qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • the ability to design and conduct independent research in gerontology using appropriate research methods
  • skills for a career in gerontology, applied health or social sciences

Careers

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills for a career in gerontology or applied health and social sciences.

You’ll also be in an ideal position to continue your researches at PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    19

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