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The Master’s degree in Gerontology provides an excellent programme focused on helping future and current professionals from the field of gerontology to achieve a new positive vision of the elderly. It will also equip them with efficient professional resources to maximise their independence and well being, compensate possible health limitations and promote a engaged life style that contributes to make good ageing possible.
High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.
An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.
Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.
CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library...
One academic year / 60 ECTS - 60 ECTS
Admission process open
The deadline to apply for admission for the academic year 2023-24 will be open from 16 January to 31 May 2023.
Find out about the steps to follow to process your application through the virtual office, the required documentation and the additional access requirements for some studies.
I was looking for a different view on ageing, and this Master’s course has given me that.
The fact that there are lecturers with professional experience in different areas of gerontology makes it easier to deal with new topics.
Combining theoretical and practical learning allows you to apply the theoretical skills you have acquired.
in Psychology, Social Education, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Law, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pedagogy, Sociology, Anthropology or Economic and Business Sciences.
You are committed to the promotion of justice and the welfare of the general population and disadvantaged groups.
You have interpersonal skills, teamwork capacity and personal maturity.
You have specific competences related to an area of knowledge, discipline or profession linked to health or social sciences.
The ageing population is a clearly observable phenomenon across the world and various international bodies have pointed out that the tendency will increase in the coming decades, above all in developed nations. It is estimated that by 2050 around 37% of our population will be aged 64 or older (INE, 2012).
Strictly welfare-based care, which turns the person into a mere "recipient" of programmes and services, is insufficient. It is particularly necessary to adopt new approaches to working with older people so that they can have a leading role in managing their own lives. These approaches contribute to improving their health and quality of life and actively promoting participation and well-being.
During the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012), it was emphasised that active ageing is healthy ageing. And all this, ideally within the framework of a society "for all ages” in which opportunities for personal development, lifelong learning and meaningful encounters with others - regardless of age - become an everyday occurrence.
For these reasons, it is necessary to have well-qualified professionals, with a rigorous knowledge of the changes associated with the ageing process and the possible intervention strategies in each case; with skills for communication and human encounter, with sensitivity to value the great diversity existing among older people and openness to work not only "for" older people but - mainly - "with" them, with a positive attitude and unlimited confidence in their possibilities.