Deze opleiding

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The international Master's programme Vitality and Ageing looks in-depth at the ever growing ageing population. A challenge in many countries and a diverse, upcoming field that needs young academics.

Would you like to play a role in the health management of an ageing population? Increasing your knowledge of the biological, individual and population health aspects of vitality and ageing will form the ideal preparation to play a key role in improving the future of our ageing society!

There's more to growing old gracefully than staying as healthy as you can for as long as you can. For example, maintaining independence and continued participation in social activities are equally as important. As a student you will be working in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment alongside top international experts as well as, students from various bachelor's and nationalities and older adults. Our internationally oriented master's programme will equip you with scientific insights on ageing, extensive training in transferable academic skills and career orientation!

The programme is offered by Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Leiden University. The LUMC is a modern academic hospital in which research, education and patient care are combined with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. Since years, the LUMC has a strong track record in Vitality and Ageing.
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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Introduction to the Leiden University Medical Center

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • International students with interdisciplinary backgrounds
  • Participation of older adults in the Master
  • Intensive supervision, mentoring, and focus on personal development and career development
  • Multidisciplinary programme
  • Both theoretical and practical
  • Excellent national and international teachers
  • Internship and thesis
  • Efficient way of combining two masters
  • Dispensation internship V&A is possible

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Masterdag Leiden
Ben jij je aan het oriënteren op een masteropleiding? Bezoek dan onze Masterdag. Hier bezoek je opleidingspresentaties en kun je vragen stellen aan docenten, studenten, alumni en studieadviseurs. En maak kennis met de leukste studentensteden van Nederland: Leiden en Den Haag!


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The Master's programme involves five courses and three educational lines, over one academic year. Please read the extended information per course below.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
40% theorie
20% praktijk
group discussion, group assignment, lecture, integration module, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, internship, tutorial, working group, self evaluation, self study
instruction modes
It 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 intensive, international nature of the programme means that personal development also occurs outside of lecture halls, during meetings involving arts, culture, society and the elderly themselves.
The master's aims to prepare our students for a career in the diverse and complex challenges of the growing ageing population. Therefore our programme incorporates an international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary focus in each of the courses.

The academic year consists of 5 courses and 3 educational lines with a combination of interactive lectures, discussion groups, self-study assignments, personal development, tutor group sessions and is finalised with a master thesis.
honours-/excellence program Vitality and Ageing Honours Class

Vitality and ageing Honours Class

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 april 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 april 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300
The master's Vitality and Ageing stimulates an interdisciplinary learning environment. This means that various Bachelor's backgrounds are freely admissible into the programme. In addition, all other application requests will be individually reviewed by the admittance committee.
inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


17 studenten volgen deze opleiding
71% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
0% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Als studievereniging voor de studenten Geneeskunde en Biomedische Wetenschappen zet de M.F.L.S. zich in voor de verbetering van de kwaliteit van het onderwijs. Daarnaast kent de Vereniging zeer veel commissies, welke actief zijn met het organiseren van diverse activiteiten om de band tussen actieve leden, studenten en docenten te versterken.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Vitality and Ageing aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 9 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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This master's is an excellent step in various careers in the field of Vitality and Ageing, including:
  • Scientific career
  • Organisation & Policy career
  • Medical career

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The following career opportunities are open to alumni of the master's programme:
  • Specialist and/or non-specialist medical training (for example, general medical practice and internal medicine)
  • A further management training programme
  • An academic research programme leading to a PhD
  • A position as doctor in geriatric medicine
During the master programme you will become acquainted with the latest scientific insights on vitality and ageing. You will build your (inter)national network with scientists in this field, giving you unique possibilities for PhD positions after graduating from our master.

Many organisations realise that our ageing society warrants changes and innovation. Since this needs young, excellent talents with knowledge in this domain, this master is a perfect step towards a career in (non-)governmental organisations and companies, national and international.

In combination with Medical School, the master Vitality and Ageing is an excellent preparation for further medical education (internships, geriatrics, internal medicine, general practice).

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