Bachelor-Distance Learning

180 ECTS German
*Translated: Gerontology. Only available in German

So that demographic change does not leave us looking old: Become an expert in the challenges that an ageing population poses to our society with the online study programme in Gerontology – a professional field with a future!

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The proportion of older people in our society is steadily rising. This development necessitates the constant adaptation of structures in politics and the economy, in health and social services, as well as in education. This requires experts who are familiar with the ageing process and the needs of older people. Our Bachelor’s in Gerontology will prepare you for the challenges of demographic change and working with older people.

Gerontology is an interdisciplinary science with many sub-fields. Our online study programme in Gerontology examines demographic change from different perspectives and provides you with optimal training for a professional remit that spans operational, planning-coordinating, advisory and teaching activities. Your fields of application as a gerontologist are diverse; you therefore have the opportunity to find your desired professional footing as part of a practical project during your studies. In addition, you can acquire your qualification as a care advisor as per Section 7a German Social Code (SGB XI).

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Study fees
    Starting at 229€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
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This program is part of our study program in German language. You can find more information on our German website.

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  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

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    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

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    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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