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Gerontology is the ideal preparation for the challenges that the aging population poses to our society. 

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Do you want to take on the challenges that an ageing society brings with it? Then use the transdisciplinary knowledge you acquire with your Gerontology studies to improve the quality of life of older people. With modern concepts that make you a sought-after professional in the field of Gerontology. After successfully completing your degree, you can work in an operational, planning and coordinating capacity as well as in an advisory and teaching capacity.   

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Your studies in Gerontology  are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

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Consultant for Seniors

As a consultant for seniors, you develop concepts that set up the framework for an active and socially integrated life in old age. You plan and promote new offerings for long-term, independent living in familiar surroundings and for pioneering work with seniors. In your work, you stand up for the interests of the older generation. 

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Consultant for the Elderly

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Social Workers in Care Facilities for the Elderly

Choose how you want to study Gerontology at IU

You can complete your Gerontology studies flexibly by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.  

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You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

Why you should study Gerontology 

A degree brings with it various advantages that can help you in the course of your career. You develop soft skills and abilities such as scientific work, which are important for your professional development and which you could not acquire in an apprenticeship. You can only reach certain positions and thus salary levels with an academic degree. Lifelong learning is also becoming increasingly important for our society and a Bachelor's or Master's degree simply ensures you better career and promotion opportunities and a successful future.  

Your IU Studies in Gerontology 

Get off to a successful start in the segment of work with seniors and care for the elderly. We provide you with the necessary "wisdom of age" and interdisciplinary expertise in the Gerontology degree programme. The study programme is based on the basic subject catalogue of the German Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics (DGGG). You will acquire basic knowledge in the areas of geriatrics, gerontopsychiatry, gerontopsychology, intervention Gerontology, gerontosociology, adult education and social policy. This also includes interdisciplinary competences and knowledge of relevant framework conditions. 

A look into the future: what you will do after graduation 

With your Gerontology degree, you have the chance to qualify as a care advisor according to § 7a SGB XI. And if you have chosen a specific field of action in Gerontology, you can specialise during your studies. For example, in outpatient or inpatient nursing and geriatric care or in occupational health management. With a degree in Gerontology, you can remain professionally active even into old age. Because people in Gerontology are always in demand. 

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