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Social Sciences: Ageing/GerontologyPart of Social Sciences

Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information about living costs.

Ageing and Gerontology offer bursaries to self-funding International students with excellent grades. For more details click the 'Bursaries' tab below.


Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical). Fees charged for full-time non-EU international students include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students’ Union membership and research support expenses. Fees information can be found on the Postgraduate fees and funding pages.

Discount on postgraduate courses
10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni.  Find out more here.

Fees are also stated on the individual programme pages for both, taught and research degrees.

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International PGT Scholarship Scheme 2015/16

For the following programmes, bursaries will be offered to self-funding International students with excellent academic qualifications. The bursaries are to be paid as maintenance grants (not as fee-based scholarships) and will be administered at the start of the second semester, with payment contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Details are as follows:

Programmes: MSc Gerontology, MSc Gerontology PT, MSc Gerontology (Research), MSc Gerontology (Research) PT, PGCert Gerontology, PGCert Gerontology PT

Bursaries 2015/16:

£3000: Students with either first class degree or an upper second class degree and an overall IELTS score of 7 (all components 6.0 or above)

£2000: Students with an upper second class degree and an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (all components 6.0 or above)

Students are not eligible for both scholarships. Please note that for part-time programmes the bursary will be fractioned by 50%. Distance Learning courses are not included in the bursaries available.


Ten Commonwealth scholarships for MSc Gerontology (DL), University of Southampton

The Centre for Research on Ageing, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering ten scholarships for students to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme in 2015-16.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees for the programme, teaching and learning materials, and travel to, accommodation and subsistence for the 4-day MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) Residential Course at the University of Southampton in spring 2016.

Who can apply?

Although the scholarships are open to citizens from any Commonwealth country, preference will be given to applications from citizens of the Commonwealth countries where the Centre for Research on Ageing is engaged in collaborative capacity building and research projects. These are: Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Jamaica, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zambia.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Bachelors Honours or equivalent degree in the Social Sciences or a field relevant to Gerontology and Ageing.

How do I apply?

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via  and to the University of Southampton via

When is the deadline for applications?


The deadline for submitting both your applications to the University of Southampton and to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission is 23:59 GMT on 15th May 2015.



For more information on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme, please email the Admissions Tutor, Dr Gloria Langat at

For more information about the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please see


ESRC DTC scholarships

Check the following page to see if there are currently any scholarships available from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Gerontology Masters Scholarships

CRA is an exciting interdisciplinary research and teaching centre, bringing together national and international experts devoted to cutting-edge research in the fields of ageing, the life course and social policy.

We wish to attract strong, high calibre applicants to our postgraduate programmes in Gerontology.

We are therefore pleased to confirm two scholarships for UK/EU applicants, for entry in September 2014. The scholarships will cover 50% of the tuition fees of our programmes and will be awarded to the most exceptional applicants.

We welcome applications from applicants for our face-to-face MSc programmes:
MSc Gerontology
MSc Gerontology (Research)

Applications should be made through the University’s online application portal and you should note your interest in the Gerontology Masters Scholarship in the ‘Fees and Funding’ section.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21 April 2014


Two scholarships for MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL), University of Southampton

The Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, is offering TWO scholarships for the tuition fees of the full-time or part-time MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme in 2014-15.

The MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL) programme is aimed at mid-career professionals who wish to study from a distance and equip themselves with key knowledge in the area of ageing and policy, and the research tools necessary to evaluate policies relating to older people’s wellbeing in different parts of the world.

For more information on the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL) programme, please visit this page.  

The scholarships are open to applicants with an Upper Second-Class Bachelors or equivalent degree of any nationality and based in any country, however at least one bursary will be offered to excellent applicants who are nationals and/residing in countries of the Global South.

Applicants are invited to indicate their wish to be considered for the scholarship by submitting the online application for the programme through the University’s online application system by Friday 25 July 2014.

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