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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.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Master's study

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying a postgraduate degree and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £11,222 per student.

Explore into the funding available for postgraduate students. 

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding optionsFind country-specific entry requirements

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


The Department of Gerontology at the University of Southampton is offering:

10 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for 2022/23 entry in MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)

The Department of Gerontology & Centre for Research on Ageing, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 10 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) in 2022-23.

Who can apply?

Citizens from any Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Bachelors Honours or equivalent degree in the Economic, Social and Political Sciences or a field relevant to Gerontology. Candidates should also have, or plan to take shortly, an IELTS test (minimum 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each component).

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?

Tuesday 15 March 2022 (NB: Please note that the Commission's online application system will open on 1 February 2022)


For more information on the MSc Gerontology (DL) programme, please check our website or email the Admissions Tutor, Professor Athina Vlachantoni at:

For more information about the scholarships and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please visit Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships – information for candidates.

Scholarship for 2022/23 entry

South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) Scholarships

Through an exciting collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth, the South Coast DTP aims to deliver the latest developments in training in research methods and skills to produce highly qualified and rounded social scientists, equipped to meet contemporary economic and social challenges. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the South Coast DTP will be awarding a minimum of 38 studentships per year to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its three partner institutions.

More information on funding available through the South Coast DTP and for application window dates please visit the South Coast DTP website.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships)

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships) fund runs annually and is administered by the Doctoral College.

The scholarships will cover full fees, a stipend and a research training and support grant for up to 3.5 years (or 84 months pro rata for part time students).

The scheme is open to all nationalities and subject areas. You can find out more information about the scholarship on our Doctoral College site.

Full UK fees Scholarship or Bursaries available for the MSc Gerontology programme at the University of Southampton for 2022-23

The Department of Gerontology at the University of Southampton is offering one full-fees (UK) Scholarship for the MSc Gerontology programme for 2022-23 entry.

In addition, there is an opportunity to apply for Bursaries for the same programme: £3,000 bursaries to applicants classed as international fee applicants with a 1st class or 2.1 Undergraduate degree in a Social Sciences subject with relevance to ageing; £2,000 bursaries open to UK applicants with a 1st class or 2.1 Undergraduate degree; and £5,000 bursaries open to applicants with a 1st class or 2.1 Undergraduate degree who are EU nationals resident in an EU country.

The deadline for applying is Friday 8th July 2022.

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