M.Sc. On Campus


University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Gerontology is the study of ageing and how it affects the individual and society. The Gerontology MSc course offered 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.


Course Details

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

The Gerontology MSc course offered 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

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ageing, Health and Well-being
  • Demographic Change, Ageing & Globalisation
  • Gerontology Dissertation
  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Researching Ageing Societies
  • Mental Health and Ageing 
  • Mixed Methods
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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

    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.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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