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Gerontological Sciences

Course Description

The Master in Gerontological Sciences offers a broad spectrum of scientific aspects, in a multidisciplinary approach, that is essential to understand the field of Gerontology. The program focuses on the classically recognised three pillars of this field:

1. The bio-medical basis underlying the ageing process
2. The psychological aspects of ageing and of the elderly person
3. The socio-economic and health policy aspects

The Master in Gerontological Sciences has the following objectives:

 To teach students the theoretical knowledge of the various aspects of Gerontology
 Starting from the principles of 'free inquiry', to promote critical reflection on current gerontological problems
 To form students who are able to perform research in one of the domains of the
gerontological sciences

Visit the Gerontological Sciences page on the Vrije Universiteit Brussel website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The Master in Gerontological Sciences is open for:Students already possessing a Master degree, obtained at an officially recognized university. This Master diploma should refer to a discipline for which Gerontology can make a substantial contribution. Applications for registrations have to be addressed to the coordinator of Gerontology ( ) together with a full CV, and have to arrive at last by April 1st.All applications will be evaluated by the Commission Gerontology for Foreign Students and by the registration department of the VUB. Non-EU students should present a proof of proficiency in English.

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