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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

On this MSc Dementia Care you will examine contemporary thinking and analyse current care and services. Your goal will be to build an evidence base for best practice. We emphasise the importance of creative approaches to research and development. There may be opportunities to work with input from artists and designers, as well as from scientists, to develop treatments that focus on the link between creativity and health.

To this end, your studies at the Dementia Care Centre will include influences from a wide range of disciplines, including: psychology; design; music; nursing; hospitality. By drawing on these varied fields of knowledge, this approach will help you to drive innovative solutions to the challenges posed by dementia care. You will have opportunities to join projects and placements at progressive care homes, where you can help to design unique settings and services for people with dementia and their carers.

This course helps you to explore high-quality, ambitious, evidence-based solutions for improving the lives of people who suffer with dementia. Our aim is to empower you to become a positive leader in dementia care practice and service management.

Different course options

Full time | University of West London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Creative Approaches to Dementia Care - Core
Dissertation - Core
Understanding Dementia - Core
Dementia in Society - Core
Dementia Care and its Management - Core
Action Learning 1 - Core
Action Learning 2 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. We may also offer a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS check). All applications are considered individually.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more