MA Dementia Studies
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.
About the course
Course description 2017
About 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. It’s estimated that dementia costs the economy £23 billion a year.
There is a growing demand for practitioners and decision-makers with the insight to tackle what is a major social challenge. This new MA helps to meet that demand.
The course was developed by staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with colleagues from the departments of sociological studies and human communication sciences.
The teaching team are academics and practitioners from dementia education, research and clinical practice.
- Theorising Dementia within the UK Policy Context
- Inclusive of People with Dementia: Involvement and Impact
- Understanding Communication in Dementia
- Psychosocial Approaches to the Care and Support of People with Dementia
- Caring for People with Dementia at the End of Their Lives
- Dementia and Identity
- Effective Safeguarding For People with Dementia
- Evidence-based Practice
Part-time students complete two of the compulsory modules per semester and attend one day per week during term time. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, and practice-based experience. Each module is assessed by a range of methods including written assignments and presentations.
- 1 year full-time
- 2-5 years part-time
Either a bachelors degree or 120 credits at level 6 (degree level). We expect many applicants will have clinical experience of caring for or supporting people with dementia but this is not a requirement.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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