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Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health) MSc

Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The new Dementia MSc is offered jointly by the Division of Psychiatry and Queen Square Institute of Neurology and tackles one of the biggest global health problems facing society today. It provides research-oriented and cutting-edge training in the study of dementia and its scientific basis, led by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia. Two specialised pathways, in mental health and in neuroscience, are offered. The mental health pathway focuses on equipping students with advanced knowledge of the prevention, detection and management of the dementias using epidemiological, psychosocial and clinical trial approaches, and is aimed at graduates wishing to explore or begin a research career in dementia.

Careers

Previous Dementia MSc-level graduates of the Division have had a strong track record of publishing papers based on their dementia research projects in peer reviewed journals, and have secured PhD scholarships (both at national and international level); academic/research posts undertaking research in dementia; or further training in clinical psychology. For clinicians, the course allows them to participate fully in collaborative studies and begin their research career as independent investigators in dementia research.

Employability

This unique and exciting programme will equip graduates with advanced knowledge of the prevention and treatment of dementia, and strong practical research skills in order to undertake doctoral research in the field. They will acquire in-depth understanding of the current status and direction of research for the treatment and care of people with dementia and their families, providing them with a strong foundation for doctoral studies, and applications for nationally funded fellowships and national and international PhD scholarships. They will complete original research in their specific field of interest, learning about dementia research directly from experts working in clinical and research areas in dementia.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Current Research in Dementia (15 Credits) - Core
Clinical Mental Health (30 Credits) - Core
Advanced Treatment and Management of Dementia (15 Credits) - Core
Core Principles of Mental Health Research (30 Credits) - Core
Clinical Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative Diseases (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£28,930

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject such as psychology, related scientific or social scientific disciplines, medicine, biomedical or biological sciences. Applicants from other disciplines with considerable relevant work experience of dementia will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a degree in nursing, occupational health or social work with relevant work experience and an interest in dementia can also apply.

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