Gerontology (M.Sc.)

Demographic change in our society means that more and more people are living to an advanced age. Gerontology deals with this phenomenon and researches the effects of aging on people and society. The Gerontology master’s degree program therefore offers a wide range of topics, from the biology of aging to social and societal aspects.

What is the degree program about?

The Master’s degree program in Gerontology (M.Sc.) is aimed at interested persons with a university or college degree related to gerontology who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of issues related to aging research. Prospective students should attach importance to scientific interdisciplinary work and to a practical qualification oriented towards the needs of older people.

The Master’s program in Gerontology (M.Sc.) imparts competencies and subject-specific key qualifications for leading activities in areas of gerontological practice such as administration, counseling and diagnostics, evaluation and quality assurance, intervention and therapy, as well as teaching and research. The program covers the current state of knowledge and clinical practice in gerontology and its related disciplines such as geriatrics, nutrition science, psychology, social sciences, and exercise science. The Master’s program in Gerontology (M.Sc.) qualifies graduates to develop, implement and apply new concepts for their own professional practice in an enormously growing and forward-looking professional field. A subsequent doctorate is possible within the framework of the doctoral program in Gerontology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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