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Gerontology (Distance Learning)

University of Southampton

12 months
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21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Gerontology looks at ageing and its impact on individuals and society. The Gerontology (Distance Learning) MSc 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.

Overview

Course Details

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

At the Gerontology (Distance Learning) MSc course at the University of Southampton, 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

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 
  • Researching Ageing Societies 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Poverty and Social Protection Around The World 
  • Mental Health and Ageing 
  • Ageing, Health & Well-Being
  • Demographic Change, Ageing & Globalisation
  • Qualitative Research Methods 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 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 and international students pay £21,000.

Funding

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