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MSc Vitality and Ageing

Leiden University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program Description

vitality and ageing program

Earn an MSc in Vitality and Ageing at Leiden University

At present we are experiencing an unprecedented senior population growth, which means that older people and related ageing issues are more prominent than ever. More than half of all elderly people, who have ever lived, are alive today.

Thanks to recent advances in medical research concerning treatment of cumulative damage sustained by the ageing body, experts of the field have a wider range of tools at their disposal to assist ageing patients. Because of these advances, the ageing process can be (partially) avoided and extended if sufficient energy is invested into maintenance and repair.

What you'll get

  • Group of international students
  • Intensive supervision and personal development
  • Multidisciplinary programme
  • Theoretical and practical
  • Excellent national and international teachers

Upon successful completion of the master’s degree, graduates will be able to shape the future of the ageing society. 

Admission requirements

Applications will be reviewed by the admission committee. Students will be admitted if they have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a high-level university that shows sufficient skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of human biological mechanisms and the human body a sufficient level of English* for IELTS each test component must score a minimum of 6.5 TOEFL score 58 (computer-based, overall 232), 144 (paper-based, overall 575) or 23 (internet-based, overall 90) C1 level within CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Degree & diploma

Master of Science in Vitality and Ageing

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With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!

Leiden University

Leiden University

Services & Facilities

Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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