The Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science has decided to fund the MSc programme Vitality and Ageing as of academic year 2016-2017. This is a wonderful recognition of this unique education programme, which provides pioneers with a holistic view of ageing and care for the elderly. The knowledge gained will prove invaluable in a domain with great importance in the decades to come.
Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing developed the MSc programme in 2009 with the aim of providing an annual class of talented young doctors and scientists with the latest insights in the field of vitality and ageing. Leyden Academy works together closely with Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and Leiden University. Over the past six years, many dozens of students have completed the one-year master. They now apply their acquired knowledge and skills in (inter)national health care, scientific research and knowledge centres in the field of aging and elder care. The master’s programme has alumni from all over the world: from Mexico to Tanzania, from China to the UK.
The new funding rules of the MSc programme Vitality and Ageing will take effect as of 1 September 2016, with the start of academic year 2016-2017. From this date on, the tuition fees for the programme may vary depending on the student’s country of origin and personal circumstances (e.g. a first or second master). For more details, please visit the website Masters in Leiden.