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MSc Dementia Studies (Online)

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

With the number of people living with dementia across the world expected to double in the next 20 years, this innovative e-learning course has been developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia and approaches to dementia care. It’s designed for professionals already working in the field and carers/volunteers who are supporting people with dementia. Our online course can be studied from anywhere in the world.

The course is run by a team of academic experts whose research has helped to shape dementia care policy worldwide. You’ll learn about the latest theories, innovations and best practice in dementia care – as well as gaining an overview of policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. Our course also benefits from an advisory group of people with dementia, who support course development.

During your studies, you’ll become part of an international online community of fellow students and academics committed to improving dementia practice and the experience of people living with the condition. With a student and alumni group that to date encompasses students from Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, you will engage with a diverse range of professionals who are committed to improving the experiences of people living with dementia across varied regional contexts.

The course encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary and critical learning. It’s dedicated to creating leaders of change in dementia care. Students can exit at PG Cert and PG Dip awards.

Course objectives

The course has been developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia. This includes theory, innovative and best practice, policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. You will:

  • develop an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives about dementia and approaches to dementia care
  • address critical issues in dementia care and service delivery
  • encourage improved collaboration across areas of care
  • compare and contrast national and international research
  • identify and debate current practice developments
  • develop critical thinking to promote reflective practice
  • develop knowledge and skills of social research processes

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

36 months

Start date

12-OCT-20

Modules

This module runs across the first year of the postgraduate programme in dementia studies. The aim is to introduce students to critical and reflective thinking in dementia studies. Students will be able to develop skills in critical reading and writing and enhance their abiltity to effectively synthesise, reference and cite literature. They will be encouraged to use these academic practice skills to reflect critically on creative approaches to dementia. The online learning community will for this module, as others, be a source for students to discuss ideas, draw on others’ experiences and reflect on their own academic practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£6,480

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. You must be a professional currently working in a relevant field or a carer/volunteer with experience of supporting individuals with dementia.