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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.

New for 2016: Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying taught and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £10,000 per student.

Find out whether you are eligible and more on our postgraduate funding pages.

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding options

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.

View the full list of postgraduate taught fees

View the full list of postgraduate research fees

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.

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



Twenty Commonwealth scholarships for MSc Gerontology (DL) and MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL), University of Southampton

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?

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via Electronic Application System (EAS) and to the University of Southampton via Postgraduate applications


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

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

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