M.Sc. On Campus

Vitality and Ageing

Leiden University

12 months
18016 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Discover the colourful careers of a greying society with the Vitality and Ageing programme from Leiden University. Become an expert on healthy ageing, co-creation, innovation and health management of an ageing population.


What Does this Master’s Programme entail?

There’s more to growing old gracefully than staying as healthy as you can for as long as you can. Maintaining your independence and continued participation in valuable social activities are equally as important.

When it comes to getting old, the internationally oriented Vitality and Ageing programme from Leiden University will equip you with the kind of knowledge and dedicated academic skills that will enable you to enhance the lives of our senior citizens. Your expertise in the area of ageing will be enriched in three main areas: biological, individual and societal. As no other, you will be primed to play a key role in improving the future of our ageing society.

Why Study Vitality and Ageing in Leiden?

The master’s Vitality and Ageing is a unique interdisciplinary programme combining various perspectives on ageing as the biology of healthy ageing, public health, and healthcare management. 

You will become an expert in health management of an ageing population. In addition to the knowledge on the ageing  perspectives you will receive extensive training in Academic Development, Communication in Science and Research and Evidence. 

The master’s is appreciated by its students for the personalised study methods and small interdisciplinary set up. Students with various Bachelor backgrounds study together in small groups with extensive guidance from top lectures. 

Career opportunities

Over the last 5 years our alumni have proven to make a difference in the field of vitality and ageing. Alumni of the Master’s Vitality and Ageing start their careers in various academic positions. They mostly kick-off their careers as researcher, policy maker or continue with their medical career. 

Programme Structure

The main elements of the programme:

  • Future Perspectives
  • Biology of Vitality and Ageing
  • Older Individual
  • Organisation of the Ageing Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Only candidates from directly admissible Bachelor's programmes are allowed to enter the programme with a deficiency of maximal 15 ECTS. 
  • You will have to have completed your Bachelor’s programme by 31 August at the latest.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18016 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18016 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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