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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Gerontology MSc programme at the University of Southampton. Dive into the multidisciplinary realm of ageing with a curriculum that delves into social, demographic, and economic issues, preparing you for a diverse array of careers working with older individuals. Led by Professor Athina Vlachantoni, a renowned expert in Gerontology and Social Policy, the course structure offers flexibility with full-time and part-time study options. Engage in a total of 6 modules and a dissertation, exploring topics such as intergenerational relationships and elder care services. Through a blend of lectures, seminars, and independent research, you will hone your skills in essays, presentations, and group work. The programme culminates in a 15,000-word dissertation, showcasing your expertise in the field. To qualify, a 2:1 degree in social science or a related subject is required. Elevate your career prospects and make a difference in the lives of older individuals with this enriching programme in Gerontology.

About the course

Gerontology is the study of ageing at the individual and societal levels. It examines the changes humans undergo as they age, as well as the impact of growing proportions of older people on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. It investigates the relationships between generations and the interconnections between our older and younger selves. Insights are taken from social policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics. Gerontology is thus a fundamentally interdisciplinary subject which leads to a fascinating variety of careers.

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Entry Requirements

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

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A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations

Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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Where is University of Southampton


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