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    About the Master’s degree

    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.

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    LABOUR MARKET INSERTION

    High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.

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    METHODOLOGY

    An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.

     

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    EXCELLENT ACADEMIC STAFF

    Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.

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    SPECIALISED RESOURCES

    CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library...

     

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

    • Programme name:

      Gerontology

    • Duration/credits:

      One academic year / 60 ECTS - 60 ECTS

    • Language

      Spanish

    • Number of places

      40

    • Programme type

      On campus

    • Application process:

      Extraordinary admission period closed

    • Faculty:

      Health Sciences
    • Share:

    2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

    EXTRAORDINARY ADMISSION OPEN

    The extraordinary period to apply for admission to postgraduate studies with available places will be until 20 June.

    Find out about the steps to follow to complete your application through the virtual office.

    Testimonial by María Fernández de Valderrama

    I was looking for a different view on ageing, and this Master’s course has given me that.

    Psychologist. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.María Fernández de Valderrama
    Testimonial by Amaia Arregui

    The fact that there are lecturers with professional experience in different areas of gerontology makes it easier to deal with new topics.

    Psychologist. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.Amaia Arregui
    Testimonials and opinions about the  Master's Degree in Gerontology, University of Deusto

    Combining theoretical and practical learning allows you to apply the theoretical skills you have acquired.

    Social Worker. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.Laura Enriquez

    Why study gerontology?

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    This Master's degree is for you if...

    You have a Bachelor’s, Diploma or Licenciatura degree

    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.

    in English.

    You have specific competences related to an area of knowledge, discipline or profession linked to health or social sciences.

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    Why study at Deusto?

    Highly qualified, knowledgeable professionals

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    Ageing population

    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).

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    New business models

    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.

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    Active ageing

    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.

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    Rigorous knowledge

    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.

    Aim of the master's degree

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    Aim of the master's degree

    • Acquire skills and knowledge that promote an interdisciplinary approach to gerontological care. 
    • Develop skills in the assessment and diagnosis of structures and functions related to healthy and pathological ageing, from an individual, group and social perspective.
    • Learn to design and apply intervention procedures, techniques and strategies as well as programmes and services designed for elderly people and their formal and informal carers.
    • Acquire professional skills and methodological and scientific knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of gerontological interventions and programmes .
    • Develop the ethical, deontological, relational and communicative skills necessary for quality intervention with the elderly.
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    ADMISSION CRITERIA

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    C0MPETENCES

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    Academic regulations

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    SUGGESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

    To improve our services and activities

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    GRANTS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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    GRANTS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grant programme. We will give you information about the eligibility criteria and the range of grants promoted by other organisations.

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    Contact us

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    Contact us

    Bilbao Campus

    Universidad de Deusto / University of Deusto

    Avda. Universidades 24. 48007 Bilbao
    Tel. 944 139 056 
    gerontologia@deusto.es