Master's Degree Programme in Applied Gerontology


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Advanced studies
An ageing society
The diversity and many faces of ageing 5
Developing an age-friendly society 5
Legislation and ethics in gerontology 5
Supporting the well-being of older adults
Promoting physical and cognitive functional capacity 5
Older people's social inclusion and mental well-being 5
Older people's rehabilitation and active everyday life 5
Leadership and managerial work in the operating environments of gerontology
Special features in the leadership of gerontology in different operating environments 5  
Development of services for older people and customer guidance 5  
Dialogical leadership and development of working communities and occupational well-being 5  
Research methods and knowledge management 5
Master's thesis
Outline for the Master’s Thesis 5
Implementation of the Master’s Thesis 10  
Master’s Thesis report 15  
Free-choice studies
(Select 2 pieces)
International Perspectives to Social Services 5                                                  
Professionals and Clients of Social Services 5                                                  
Leadership skills of the future 5                                                  
Development of clinical evidence-based nursing 5                                                  
Management of Expertise and Knowledge 5                                                  
International Collaboration in Health Care and Social Work 5                                                  
Development and management of occupational health care 5                                                  
Managing Service Design 5                                                  
Innovation through co-creation methods 5                                                  
Strategic renewal of business 5                                                  
Marketing communication management 5                                                  
Management of Intellectual Capital 5                                                  
Other free-choice studies 5                                                  
Development and management of occupational health care 5                                                  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

The degree provides expertise in applied gerontology, where the aim is to deepen the evidence-based knowledge on areas that are related to aging societies, promotion of health and well-being in older adults and services in the field of gerontology. The focus will be on creating age-friendly societies. The degree supports sustainable development by supporting active participation of older adults and by promoting health and well-being among older populations.
Graduates are eligible for positions which require a Master's degree.

The degree includes courses related to several areas in the field of applied gerontology. Courses include topics such as creating age-friendly societies, promoting health and well-being of older adults and management and leadership in the field of gerontology. Close collaboration with the working life and several stakeholders is a key element during the studies. After completing the degree, students are qualified to work in different sectors (public, private, third) where expertise in ageing is needed.
Within freely chosen studies and in Master’s thesis, the student can focus on her/his own special areas of interest.