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NEW Research Master in Gerontological Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Dear colleague,

Herewith I’m extremely proud to announce our NEW Research Master in Gerontological Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).

Please forward this information within your institution; you can also directly recommend potential candidates for this programme.

The Research Master in Gerontological Sciences a two-year programme of 120 credits and offers a specific training trajectory to those excellent students who want to build up an academic career in the field of Gerontology. The programme also provides an ideal preparation for starting a PhD in the domain of Gerontology.

The Research Master of Gerontological Sciences is aimed at students with an academic Bachelor or Master degree. Prospective students will be selected by the programme director on the basis of a well-justified application and an interview.

The Research Master in Gerontological Sciences is unique in its kind in Belgium and surroundings. It is the only programme that studies the field of gerontology on a broad and multidisciplinary basis. It offers a wide spectrum of scientific aspects that is essential to understand the field of gerontology. The programme investigates the biogerontological and biomedical basis underlying the ageing process. But it also discusses the psychological, social and health policy aspects of older persons, like for example ethical themes and intercultural aspects. Students are stimulated to start from the principle of ‘free inquiry’ in order to reflect critically on current gerontological problems

The courses in the programme can be divided into two themes: gerontology and research methodology. The former focuses on the biological, biomedical, psychological and social aspects of gerontology, making you an expert in the field. The latter offers you skills to do research in the field of gerontology.

For more information please visit read the flyer in attachment and visit our website

Please don’t hesitate to contact the programme director ivan.bautmans(at) for any additional information.

Kind regards,

Head Gerontology (GERO) & Frailty in Ageing research (FRIA) departments
T    +32 (0)2 477 42 07
M    +32 (0)475 58 49 67
Laarbeeklaan 103, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium -


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