PSYCHOGERONTOLOGY

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Introduction

One of the most distinctive demographic characteristics of today is the progressive ageing of the global population. Europe is gradually becoming one of the world's oldest continents. The United Nations has estimated that 27.4% of the European population will be aged over 75 by 2050.

This trend represents a major social challenge and has created a demand for skilled professionals capable of providing quality services for older adults. These include interventions to promote active ageing, with the implementation of policies and actions to impact positively on the health and welfare of the elderly. There is, of course, also a need for professionals who can provide assistance to dependent senior citizens and their families.

The master's degree in Psychogerontology is designed to address this need and provides quality training aimed at psychologists interested in working in the field of ageing, combining excellence in professional practice with knowledge of concern for the scientific and ethical criteria for action.

The master's is coordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela, but the entire course can be completed at the University of Barcelona.

Learning objectives

The interuniversity master's degree in Psychogerontology provides the training required for psychology practice with older adults. The programme takes a scientific and professional approach, founded in the assumption that good professional training implies the acquisition of competences relating to both practice and research.

These studies are designed to provide the advanced training that would enable graduates to work with older adults, both in the field of promoting healthy and active ageing and in providing psychological care through dependence and pathologies associated with ageing.

Basic Information

Interuniversity:
Yes
Main university:
  • Universitat Santiago
Universities:
  • Universitat Salamanca
  • Universitat Santiago
  • Universitat València Estudi General
  • Universitat Barcelona


Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Number of places available:
 25
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Psychology
Master's degree course homepage:
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