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PhD (Integrated) in Gerontology

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Southampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

The Integrated PhD in Gerontology is a 5-year (60 month) programme for full-time students who are required to submit a thesis not more than 12 months later than the end of the fourth year of study. In the first year, students are required to complete the taught element of one of our two MSc Programmes (MSc Gerontology or MSc Gerontology (Research)). Progression onto the research element of the programme is determined by satisfactory completion of these taught elements, with a minimum average of 60% across all modules and with no module below the University Passmark for stand-alone Masters programmes. The Integrated PhD offers a structured PhD pathway which includes a wide choice of formal instruction, coupled with a range of specialist research topics across Gerontology. There is progression from an initial emphasis on instructional modules towards full-time research on the transitional project, supported by high-quality supervision.

The Integrated PhD programme is highly flexible and student-centred. It is particularly suitable for overseas students seeking to be introduced to Gerontology from other scientific disciplines, and also those who are awarded four-year scholarships by their government or other sources. This programme is particularly geared towards students who may be considering a non-academic professional trajectory following the end of their studies, and who wish to develop their transferrable skills beyond the Gerontology- and research methodsspecific training. Students on the IPhD will be able to explore with their Personal Academic Tutor during Year 1, opportunities for working with non-academic partners, for example in the local, national or international policy arena, during the course of their studies, and gaining experience of work collaboration with such partners during their studies. Within the Department of Gerontology, we have experience of creating such opportunities with the Africa Population Health Research Centre, AgeUK, Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council. For students who wish to combine their studies with an existing professional career and/or family obligations, and who may not be interested in pursuing an academic career trajectory in the future, the parttime mode of study may be more suitable, and this choice may be discussed during the application/ interview stage with the PGR Admissions Tutor.

Career Opportunities

Our alumni are working in a wide range of sectors related to ageing and older people: for example the health and social care public and private sectors, the medical sector and in local and national government research analysis.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,592per 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

    14th

  • 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

    20th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    13th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    19

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