Mas­ter­’s Degree Pro­gramme in Active Ageing 

Com­pet­ence in ageing pro­grammes since 2015 

The Mas­ter­’s Degree Pro­gramme in Active Ageing at Kare­lia UAS was launched in 2015 as a blen­ded learn­ing imple­ment­a­tion. Since 2018, the pro­gramme has been imple­men­ted fully online. The online imple­ment­a­tion has made it pos­sible for stu­dents to par­ti­cip­ate in the pro­gramme wherever they are: the stu­dents come from all over Fin­land, and some are even based in other European coun­tries. 

The focus areas of the Degree Pro­gramme are Age-friendly Soci­ety and Active Ageing. 

The Degree Pro­gramme will improve your cap­ab­il­it­ies for work­ing in mul­ti­pro­fes­sion­al tasks that sup­port the well-being, health, func­tion­al capa­city and inclu­sion of older people as well as in demand­ing devel­op­ment and man­age­ment tasks. You will also have entre­pren­eur­i­al skills. In addi­tion, you will have a vision and abil­ity to influ­ence the devel­op­ment of age-friendly com­munit­ies, regions and soci­et­ies. 

The mul­ti­pro­fes­sion­al teach­er team of the pro­gramme has solid exper­i­ence and expert­ise not only in deliv­er­ing and devel­op­ing ser­vices for older people but also research and edu­ca­tion­al tasks. The team of teach­ers works closely togeth­er with work­ing life experts and inter­na­tion­al part­ners. 

Recent pub­lic­a­tion on online ped­ago­gic­al solu­tions applied in our degree pro­grammes 

Exper­i­ences gained of the online and blen­ded imple­ment­a­tions of the Master’s Degree Pro­gramme in Active Ageing and Bachelor’s Degree Pro­gramme in Applied Geron­to­logy are dis­cussed in the pub­lic­a­tion Learn­ing Active Ageing Online (ed. Kukkon­en, T. & Myller, T. 2022) (Future com­pet­ence in ageing through online ped­agogy)

For more inform­a­tion about the degree pro­gramme, please con­tact: 

Tuula Kukkon­en, prin­cip­al Lec­turer, 050 467 5923, [email protected]

  • Prin­cip­al lec­turer respons­ible for the Master’s Degree Pro­gramme in Active Ageing
  • Editor of the online pub­lic­a­tion IkäNYT!
  • Silver Eco­nomy and Age-friendly busi­ness