Why this MSc?

This flexible online course will give you a critical understanding of the concept of dementia and the lived experience of the condition.

You’ll be empowered to challenge common thinking about dementia, and to develop person-centred approaches to working with people experiencing cognitive loss.

All while studying flexibly online – when and where it suits you.

By studying this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply dementia-specific knowledge, skills and values to promoting the rights of people living with dementia
  • Work in ethical and effective ways with people living with dementia and their wider personal and social circles
  • Develop professional curiosity, socio-emotional resilience and leadership potential, helping you to challenge common thinking in dementia and contribute to the development of support services
  • Be an independent thinker and life-long learner who contributes to person-centred, anti-oppressive approaches to understanding and working with people living with dementia

Critically challenge common perceptions of dementia as a diagnosis solely of loss and despair. Focus on human rights, dignity and care provision. Learn what it means to live well with dementia.

Three start dates per year: January, May or September

Next welcome week: 24 May 2021

Next course start date: 31 May 2021

Next application deadline: 17 May 2021

MSc duration: two years (part-time)

Format: online, with optional face-to-face events

Total fees: (MSc – £10,300, PGDip – £6,900, PGCert – £3,450). Payment by instalment and funding available.

Additional costs: due to copyright restrictions placed on institutional libraries by some publishers, students may need to purchase some core texts.



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