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Master's Degree in Psychogerontology

Universitat de Barcelona
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Application deadline: 1st Period: 2020-06-05; 2nd Period: 2020-09-04
Master's Degree in Psychogerontology

Program description

Master's Degree in Psychogerontology

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.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The interuniversity master's degree in Psychogerontology provides the training required for psychology practice with older adults. The program 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.

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The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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