Social Sciences: Ageing/Gerontology

After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.

Celebrating after graduation

Celebrating after graduation

We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.

When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

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Career destinations

Studying gerontology at any level, be it on a short course or through attaining a postgraduate diploma, certificate or MSc, can open doors, enhancing your existing career or preparing you for a new career in a wide range of fields.

Our postgraduate programmes offer training in theory, current issues, social policy, critical perspectives and research methods in relation to ageing and the life course, which can be applied to the following sectors:

  • local government service planning
  • national and local policy development
  • health and social care provision and management
  • housing, transport and leisure
  • geriatric nursing and medicine
  • the voluntary and non-governmental sector
  • academic and non-academic research