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The Politics of Ageing

University of Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary In this two-week programme, we will explore the interdsicplinary and intercultural dynamics of ageing to better understand our inevitable global, intergenerational, future.
Course description This interdisciplinary program will address important questions: what are the implications of demographic transition for an ageing population? How do governments, civil society, business and households deal with the risks of old age poverty in various regions of the world? What are the specific needs of older people and how do we care for them? In what way is the intergenerational contract under threat regarding social security and care? By the end of the program, students will have an in-depth overview of global ageing and regional trends in relation to socio-economic, political, and cultural responses. The first braod overview of teh first week will be completmented by a week of specific thematic case studies on technology, housing, health and long-term care, financial literacy, and micropensions. These topics cut across regional debates and provide important moments and spaces for reflection. Students will also be introduced to basic methodology – from interview techniques and developing questionnaires, to the global institutional framework of the UN, and new technology – as well as "mobile money" and morphing practices, and the principles of the Blue Zones around the world.
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Language of instruction English
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p


Admission requirements
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Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
6 Jul 2019 21 Oct 2018 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1200€ 1200€ 1200

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.

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