More information about the requirement application can be found on www.universiteitleiden.nl/vitality-and-ageing
EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake);
EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake)
About Vitaly and Aging
Would you like to play a role in the health management of an ageing population? Increasing your knowledge of the bi ological, individual and population health aspects of vitality and ageing will form the ideal preparation to play a key role in improving the future of our ageing society!
There's more to growing old gracefully than staying as healthy as you can for as long as you can. For example, maintaining independence and continued participation in social activities are equally as important. As a student you will be working in a fast - paced interdisciplinary environment alongside top international experts as well as, students from various bachelor's and nationalities and older adults. Our internationally oriented master's programme will equip you with scientific insights on ageing, extensive training in transfer able academic skills and career orientation!
The programme is offered by Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Leiden University. The LUMC is a modern academic hospital in which research, education and patient care are combined with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. Since years, the LUMC has a strong track record in Vitality and Ageing.
Curriculum and Overview
The master's aims to prepare our students for a career in the diverse and complex challenges of the growing ageing population. Therefore our programme incorporates an international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary focus in each of the courses.
The academic year consists of 5 courses and 3 educational lines with a combination of interactive lectures, discussion groups, self - study assignments, personal development, tutor group sessions and is finalised with a master thesis. The following information is a short summary per course.
Future perspectives (3 EC)
Biology of vitality and ageing (10 EC)
The older individual (10 EC)
Organisation of the ageing society (10 EC)
Science and Career (Master thesis) (12 EC)
3 Educational lines (15 EC)
For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/vitality-and-ageing
Job and Career prospects
This international master combines biological, individual and societal aspects of vitality and ageing. In combination with the broad academic development program, communication and research, this master is an excellent step in various careers in the field of Vitality and Ageing, including:
The following career opportunities are open to alumni of the master's programme:
Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide: www.universiteitleiden.nl/vitality-and-ageing
About Leiden University
Are you curious, critic al and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.
We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our
modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed
atmosphere. Together, we
map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent
and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path