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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gerontology is the study of ageing and how it affects the individual and society. On our Gerontology MSc at the University of Southampton you'll study changes people experience as they age. You'll look into the effect of an aging population on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. Prepare for a career in gerontology or applied health and social sciences.

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

On this UK master’s course 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 to work with older people in a wide range of settings.

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

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 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

    17th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    142 72%

    20th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    58th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    79th

    6

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