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Advanced Dementia Studies PG Certificate

Advanced Dementia Studies PG Certificate

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

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.


To provide students with: 1. A critical appreciation of a human rights perspective for understanding the experience of people with dementia; 2. A comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing the lived experience of dementia (sociological, psychological, biological); 3. The ability to independently implement a range of methods of facilitating interaction with people with dementia in order understand their experience and inform care practice; 4. Advanced understanding and application of social inclusion and citizenship theory to promote the rights of seldom heard voices in practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £568; 20 credits - £1,136; 30 credits - £1,705; 40 credits - £2,170; Dissertation Module (if applicable)- £2,459.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £568; 20 credits - £1,136; 30 credits - £1,705; 40 credits - £2,170; Dissertation Module (if applicable)- £2,459.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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