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  Gerontology (Research) MSc


University of Southampton    Faculty of Social Sciences

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

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The Gerontology (Research) MSc programme offers a comprehensive exploration of ageing and its impact on society. This one-year full-time course equips you with a deep understanding of the effects of population ageing on social institutions, welfare systems, families, and individuals. With a strong focus on qualitative and quantitative research methods, you'll develop the skills needed to pursue doctoral studies or a career in local or national government. The programme covers a range of perspectives, including policy, sociology, biology, psychology, and economics. To join, you'll need a 2:1 degree in social science or a related subject. Flexible study options are also available.

About the course

How can societies harness the potential created by an ageing population for the benefit of families and individuals alike? The MSc Gerontology (Research) introduces you to the study of ageing combined with a strong emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

This programme, which is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for further PhD funding, will equip you with critical skills in evidence production and analysis, which can contribute to a career in local or national government, or to further postgraduate studies.

Flexible study

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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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