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Gerontology Research

University of Southampton

12 months
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19850 GBP/year
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About

Gerontology examines ageing and its impact. At this Gerontology Research MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn about the effects of ageing populations on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems, families and individuals. The course also places a strong emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Overview

Course Details

You’ll graduate in an ideal position to pursue doctoral level studies or for a career in local or national government.

Understanding the process of population ageing can benefit areas such as health and social care, research, local and national policy. On this course, you'll study a range of perspectives, including policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics.

This Gerontology Research MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The ESRC DTP can offer funding if you're interested in progressing to PhD training.

If you already have research methods skills you may be able to study more advanced modules in quantitative or qualitative research methods.

You’ll develop:

  • understanding of key theories in gerontology and how they apply to the analysis of ageing and life course issues
  • knowledge of global debates around the lives of older people, their families and societies
  • the ability to assess policies and initiatives about population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers
  • competence in qualitative and quantitative research methods and how they apply to key research in gerontology questions
  • the ability to design and conduct independent research in gerontology using appropriate research methods
  • skills for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences

Career Opportunities

  • critical appreciation of key theoretical perspectives in gerontology and their application to the analysis of issues concerning ageing and the life course
  • understanding of contemporary debates in gerontology surrounding the lives of older people, their families and societies in developed and developing countries
  • the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers
  • competence in qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to key research questions
  • the ability to design and conduct independent research in gerontology using appropriate research methods
  • preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design and Practice
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Gerontology Dissertation
  • Demographic Change, Ageing & Globalisation
  • Ageing, Health and Well-being

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in social science or a subject related to ageing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19850 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU Full-time: £19,850

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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