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GerontologyPart of Economic, Social & Political SciencePostgraduate study

What our students think

Photo of Sebastian Chikuta

I think generally this course is very wonderful. One thing I loved so much was the content of the materials and you take on a number of subjects that really look at all of the aspects of ageing.

Sebastian Chikuta - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)
Photo of Esther Clift

The MSc Gerontology part-time taught course offered that flexibility, and a breadth of study, to stimulate and challenge my 'medical model' background.

Esther Clift - MSc Gerontology (Taught)
Photo of Chigozie Ezulike

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is invaluable to me. The scholarship has enabled me to learn a lot about the British and other foreign cultures. I have been able to network; which is invaluable! Most importantly, it has given me the opportunity to study my dream course, Gerontology at Southampton. The University of Southampton is one of the top 5 institutions for ageing studies in the UK.

Chigozie Ezulike - Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
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I find studying long distance really exciting, I can stay home, I can be in my bedroom or I can be at the beach when I do my reading. I can look up in the middle of the night and study then, it is up to me.

Diana Nabbumba - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)
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The course supports you in critically engaging with headlines e.g. “older people have tremendous health problems and do not contribute a lot to society”. You are able to find your arguments to change the way older people are perceived and to argue for policy change.

Luis Perpetuo - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)
Photo of Faizal Ariff  Samul Hamid

Initially I was highly deficient and rather sceptical about writing but one of the main reasons I wanted to study gerontology was that I thought this programme would expose me and make me do a lot of writing. I am very happy with what I have achieved.

Faizal Ariff Samul Hamid - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)
Photo of Najma  Zahid Haq

Even as distance learning you don’t feel like you are at distance.

Najma Zahid Haq - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)
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