School of Nursing and Midwifery,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
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
Full-time students attend two full study days a week at University during term time, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Students complete four compulsory 15- credit modules per semester and then either a 60 credit research dissertation or a Critical Development of Clinical Practice project between February and September of 2019.
- 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
If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2054
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.