Vitality and Ageing

We are experiencing an unprecedented growth in the elderly population, which brings older people and the related challenges of aging into more prominence than ever. The challenge presented by this ageing society calls for new experts with up-to-date knowledge and original innovations. Due to biological findings, we can anticipate ongoing improvements in the length of our lives and expect a future with more years to live.

Improving the future

However, optimal ageing is not only a matter of how to maintain good health up to the highest ages: even more important is how to remain independent and how to participate in valuable social activities. For this, vitality is a prominent new concept. This international Masters will provide you with the extensive knowledge and dedicated skills which will enable you to contribute to enhancing the lives of elderly people. By increasing your knowledge of the biological,
individual and societal perspectives on vitality and ageing, you will be prepared to play a role in improving the future of our ageing society.

Various backgrounds

Students in the Masters have various (health) backgrounds and experience; these varying backgrounds inspire

  • multidisciplinary thought,
  • interaction and
  • work.
    Since the challenges of the aging population are present in all societies, students from diverse international backgrounds are welcome.

Reasons to choose Vitality and Ageing at Leiden University

  • International students with interdisciplinary backgrounds
  • Participation of elderly individuals in the Masters
  • Intensive supervision and focus on personal development
  • Multidisciplinary programme
  • Both theoretical and practical
  • Excellent national and international teachers
  • Internship and thesis
  • LUMC: ‘ageing and vitality’ is prominent theme in research and education

Check out the Vitality and Ageing programme

Master details

  • Degree Master of Science in Vitality and Ageing
  • Mode of study Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60515
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