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Master of Gerontology

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General information 

Gerontology defines the comprehensive study of the aging process and the problems connected with it. Thus, within your Master of Gerontology you learn to regard aging not only as a natural, but as a scientific phenomenon. You focus on the societal meaning of aging, for instance, on how aging changes the social and human capital of a society. As people grow to ever higher ages today, the societal, political, economic, and health consequences are manifold.

Using tools from natural and social sciences alike, you learn how politics attempt to deal with aging, how production lines need to be adapted to an ever-aging personnel, or how the health sector attempts to cover the many challenges an aging society creates.

In an average of two years, you may acquire the academic title Master of Arts or Science at one of the many national and international universities focusing on gerontology as scientific phenomenon. The universities apply different admission criteria and application procedures. Nevertheless, we list attractive places to study below helping you to narrow down your study plans.

Master your career prospects with a Gerontology degree

As aging presents an ever more important aspect to any state’s population, your career prospects look promising. Renew your career in the health or social sector. Engage in research and development, politics or journalism. Depending on your prior qualifications, Gerontology may be your springboard to new tasks and responsibilities.

These universities list a Master of Gerontology in their degree programmes:

    study programmes     universities
  Global Ageing and Policy     University of Southampton
  Ageing & Society     King's College London
  Social Gerontology     Keele University
  Ageing Studies     Swansea University
  Age-Related Diseases (Research)     King's College London
  Gerontology     University of the West of Scotland
  Advanced Care in Dementia     King's College London
  Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing     University of Stirling
  Social Change     University of Manchester
  Ageing and Dementia Studies (MSc by Research)     Bangor University
  Public Policy & Ageing     King's College London
  Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Ageing)/Clinical Research (Leadership)     Newcastle University
  Ageing and Dementia Studies     Bangor University
  Diabetes for Older People Research     University of Bedfordshire
  Ageing and Health (Research)     Newcastle University
  Gerontology     King's College London
  Gerontology     University of Southampton
  Ageing, Health and Disease     Cardiff University
  Dementia Studies and Gerontology     University of Stirling
  Gerontology (Research)     King's College London
  Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) (Research)     Newcastle University
  Gerontological Sciences     Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  Gerontologie     Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - FAU
  Managing Age/ing: Interdisziplinäre Gerontologie     UNI for LIFE
  Gériatrie     Université de Liège
  Gerontologia Social Aplicada     Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  Gesundes Altern und Gerontologie     SRH Fachhochschule für Gesundheit Gera
  Geriatrics     Universidade de Coimbra
  Experimental Psychology     Kent State University
  Gerontology     University of Regina
  Klinische Gerontopsychologie     Technische Universität Chemnitz
  Gerontologie     Universität Vechta
  Soziale Gerontologie     Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz
  Action gérontologique et ingénierie sociale     Aix-Marseille Université
  Ageing     The University of Melbourne
  Geragogik     Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe
  Sociology and Demography     Pompeu Fabra University
  Sport- und Bewegungsgerontologie     Deutsche Sporthochschule (DSHS) Köln
  Gérontologie     Université du Luxembourg
  Alternde Gesellschaften     TU Dortmund
  ...     ...


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