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Study programme

When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.

The Prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via the online learning environment Brightspace you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.

Study programme master's Vitality and Ageing


The ‘Vitality and Ageing’ master’s degree is tailored for students who want to broaden and deepen their knowledge of elderly people. The master focuses on:

  • biological and social aspects of the ageing process (gerontology)
  • aspects of the medical care for elderly people (geriatrics)
  • organisation and management of the care process for elderly people.

Degree Programme Structure

The Vitality and Ageing master’s degree is an intensive programme that goes beyond attending lectures and participating in work groups. Students are expected to do more than merely absorb facts. The degree programme lasts one academic year and is divided into three thematic trimesters:

  • gerontology
  • geriatrics
  • healthcare structure

Through the curriculum students work on obtaining basic skills including:

  • academic development,
  • clinical research,
  • management and leadership,
  • communication (both verbal and written), and
  • teamwork.

Link to online study guide.

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