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Vitality and Ageing

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary The international Master's programme Vitality and Ageing looks in-depth at the ever growing ageing population. A challenge in many countries and a diverse, upcoming field that needs young academics.
Course description Would you like to play a role in the health management of an ageing population? Increasing your knowledge of the biological, individual and public health, and healthcare management aspects of vitality and ageing. This one-year programme 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 transferable 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
Study subjects For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: The subjects can vary from year to year.
Course objectives 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.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, group assignment, lecture, integration module, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, internship, tutorial, working group, self evaluation, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS speaking 7
IELTS writing 7
TOEFL computer based 232
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Apr 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Apr 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 18600n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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