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.
These loans are worth up to £10,000 per student.
Find out whether you are eligible and more on our postgraduate funding pages.
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) and whether you are a student from the UK or overseas.
For more information about postgraduate fees, including your fees status and how to pay, please visit our postgraduate fees pages.
Discount on postgraduate courses
We offer a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni. Find out more here.
For the following programmes, scholarships will be offered to self-funding International students with excellent academic qualifications. Scholarships will be paid as maintenance grants (not as fee-based scholarships) and will be paid at the start of semester two, with payment contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in the first semester. Details are as follows:
MSc Gerontology; MSc Gerontology (Research)
£4000: Students with a first class degree and an overall IELTS score of 7 (all components 6.5 or above)
£2000: Students with at least 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%.
Payment will be made automatically, no application is required.
The Centre for Research on Ageing, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering fifteen scholarships for students to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme, and five scholarships for students to study on the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme in 2016-17.
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 2017.
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?
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 3rd May 2016.
For more information on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme, please email the Admissions Tutor, Dr Ros Willis at R.M.Willis@soton.ac.uk.
For more information about the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please visit Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships – information for candidates
ESRC DTC scholarships
Check the following page to see if there are currently any scholarships available from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre