Social Sciences: Ageing/Gerontology

Who we are

We live in an ageing society, and more of us can expect to live longer

We live in an ageing society, and more of us can expect to live longer

Population ageing brings new challenges for individuals and policymakers alike. Understanding ageing over the life course is at the heart of such challenges.

The Centre for Research on Ageing examines key issues in ageing across the life course. Our members of staff are engaged in high-quality postgraduate teaching in gerontology and cutting-edge research in the field. We offer postgraduate programmes, face-to-face or by distance learning, which equip students with substantive knowledge of policy-relevant issues in gerontology and with quantitative and qualitative research methods training.

Southampton Ageing Resource Network (SARN)

SARN, chaired by Professor Maria Evandrou, brings together academics from across the University with a broad range of research interests in the field of ageing.

Study face-to-face or by distance learning

Our postgraduate programmes cater for busy mid-career professionals, new entrants to university or returners who wish to pursue the subject area.

Making a difference

Check out our Research Impact brochure for inspirational stories of our work around the world.

Collaborative research projects

Members of CRA are actively engaged in international research collaborations on ageing.

Centre for Research on Ageing

An international and multidisciplinary research centre examining key issues in ageing and the life course, informing policy and debate at the national and local level

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