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Advanced Dementia Studies (Distance Learning) MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Advanced Dementia Studies (Distance Learning) MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Advanced Dementia Studies is a part-time distance learning programme. By studying online you will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your working life and learn from and with students from around the world.

The programme has been designed to develop you as a leader in your field of dementia care and enable you to use the best evidence available to support your work. We adopt a human rights perspective to understanding the experience of people living with dementia and encourage multidisciplinary team-working and service user engagement. Our programme is underpinned by cutting-edge research.

Our flexible approach allows you to combine study with work and home life. Our online courses are designed to be directly applicable to the workplace and to help you develop your own and your colleagues' practice.

The course is assessed fully online - you not need to attend the University at any point during your studies. However, this does not mean you need to study alone - you will be part of a group of fellow national and international students passionate about improving dementia care.


Critical Perspectives on Dementia: a rights based approach
Evidence Appraisal and Synthesis
Post Diagnostic Support Pathways for People with Dementia
Advancing Practice: Skills and Methods
Leading Change in Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £582; 20 credits - £1,164; 30 credits - £1,748; 40 credits - £2,328; Dissertation Module (if applicable)- £2,520.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £582; 20 credits - £1,164; 30 credits - £1,748; 40 credits - £2,328; Dissertation Module (if applicable)- £2,520.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a first degree with 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area.; However, if you have had any prior experience of successful study at undergraduate or postgraduate level you may apply, providing evidence such as certificates and transcripts. The programme team will make a decision based the overall quality of your application.; If you do not have a first degree or equivalent, you may be asked to complete a portfolio of evidence to support your application for which you will need to achieve a mark of at least 60%. If this is the case please ensure you apply in a timely manner as this will need to be approved before you can start the course.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more