Bachelor Gerontologie (B.A.)

My wisdom.

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

Distance learning

Language : German

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AGE-FRIENDLY LIVING AND FUTURE WITH YOUR GERONTOLOGY STUDIES.

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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Career

YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. FUTURE-ORIENTED.

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. 

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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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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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.

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts
State-recognised & award-winning*
German
Admission requirements
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
Advantages of the study format
Flexible learning on the online campus - whenever and wherever you want
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Possibility to study alongside your job thanks to 100% online teaching
Personal support from study advisors, teachers, study coaches and career coaches
Take your online exams 24/7 from the comfort of your own home
Campus
Virtual campus – 100 % online
Time model
Start your studies at any time
Full Time – 36 months
Part Time I – 48 months
Part Time II – 72 months
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* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.

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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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

Info by post

I have taken note of the data protection declaration as well as the information on the right of withdrawal and on the persons responsible.

*Mandatory fields

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