Higher Education Courses

Highlighting dementia related specialist and higher education courses

One of the aims of Dementia Researcher is to encourage people to consider a career in dementia research. Completing an MSc or other further dementia education, is a great way to prepare yourself for further study at PhD level, to help you progress within your clinical field or to gain dementia or neuroscience knowledge that can be combined with your own field of study - be that in the creative arts, maths, coding, communications or something else.

Below is a list of UK or Online based Dementia and Neuroscience related MSc and other education courses, you can filter these by field of study and institution, using the check boxes. If you run an MSc or dementia education course, you can submit to this directory on our advertisement page after registering your account.


  • Advanced Dementia Care

    CPD |    University of Northampton |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview This module is delivered over three months, part-time, it has been specifically designed to enhance the contemporary knowledge and expertise of leaders and managers in health and social care provision who are providing services and delivering care to people living with dementia (PWD) and their carers. The aim of the module is to further…

  • Advanced Dementia Studies

    MScPGCertPGDip |    University of Bradford |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview Apply now to start in September 2021 – the deadline for applications is 20 August 2021. MSc Advanced Dementia Studies is a part-time distance learning programme. By studying online you will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your working life and learn from and with students from around the world. MSc Advanced…

  • Advancing care and support

    BSc (Hons)MSc |    University of Plymouth |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Key features This 20 credit module can be taken at degree and masters level and will enable you to critically examine the care delivered to people with dementia and gain confidence in your own expertise in dementia care. You will develop underpinning knowledge and strategies to provide an effective evidence-based approach to the care of…

  • Bridging the Dementia Divide

    CPD |    University of Derby |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    This free short online course will help you understand the level of care required when caring for someone with dementia, as well as teaching you about communication and compassion, and how you can help a person living with dementia to maintain their independence, control and a good quality of life. Online course description The World…

  • Caring for People with Dementia

    CPD |    University of Central Lancashire |    EXPIRES 31/12/2021

    The Advanced Certificate in Caring for People with Dementia will stimulate continuing growth in understanding, an enhanced knowledge base and research awareness and other personal development necessary for the provision of an empathic and effective service. It is tailored to assist healthcare professionals to develop a greater understanding and commitment to ‘person-centred care’. The course aims…

  • Dementia

    MSc |    Trinity College Dublin |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Description This M.Sc. in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the healthcare system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice….

  • Dementia

    PGDip |    Trinity College Dublin |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Description This P.Grad.Dip. in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the healthcare system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice….

  • Dementia

    MSc |    University College Cork |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Outline The interdisciplinary MSc in Dementia provides healthcare professionals with the skills to expertly care for a person with dementia from diagnosis to end-of-life. Taking a biopsychosocial approach, with expert lecturers and facilitators from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds, course content includes dementia presentations, assessments, sub-types and differentials; restorative and adaptive cognitive…

  • Dementia

    MScPGCertPGDip |    University of Hull |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    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…

  • Dementia

    MScPGCertPGDip |    University of Tasmania |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    The fully online Master of Dementia Program provides a global perspective of this key public health area. It offers a Graduate Certificate in Dementia, a Graduate Diploma of Dementia and a Master of Dementia. This program is aimed at graduates and professionals currently working within, or building their expertise in, a field related to dementia. The rising…

  • Dementia Care

    MSc |    The University of Manchester |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    The three-year Dementia Care MSc is our flagship part-time postgraduate course and focuses on the main aspects of dementia. Students come from a range of backgrounds including nursing, occupational therapy, social work and, increasingly, from a variety of roles in the voluntary sector. Units include: Perspectives On Dementia; Dementia And Social Inclusion; Communication From A…

  • Dementia Care

    MSc |    University of West London |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK will rise by 35 per cent to more than one million by 2025, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK. If you are interested in taking a progressive approach to helping people with dementia and similar conditions, our MSc Dementia Care helps…

  • Dementia Care in the Contemporary Health Arena

    CPD |    Keele University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview This module will provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills to be able to lead clinical developments, identify potential barriers, both political and organisational and so enhance care for the person living with dementia and their carers. The number of people diagnosed with dementia in the UK continues to rise year on year. Although…

  • Dementia Management

    CPD |    Bucks New University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview Credits: 30 credits at Level 6. This course is 15 weeks long and is aimed at health practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in caring for people with dementia, and their carers. What will this course cover? This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with…

  • Dementia Management and Care

    CPD |    Bucks New University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview Credits: 30 credits at Level 7. If you are a health practitioner working with, or in regular contact with, people who have dementia, and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in caring for people with dementia and their carers, then this is the right course for you. The course is 15 weeks long,…

  • Dementia Studies

    MSc |    Bangor University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    About the course Students on the MSc Dementia studies will benefit from studying in a School of Healthcare Sciences that is highly ranked for its research in general and in particular for its research into people living with Dementia. This research is focused in the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and throughout the course students will be…

  • Dementia Studies

    PGCert |    Brighton and Sussex Medical School |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview Dementia is a growing problem globally. There are more than 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and 44 million world-wide, posing a major challenge for treatment and care. The Dementia Studies course is aimed at all those involved in the health and care of people with dementia. The course comprises a unique…

  • Dementia Studies

    PGDip |    Brighton and Sussex Medical School |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview Dementia is a growing problem globally. There are more than 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and 44 million world-wide, posing a major challenge for treatment and care. The Dementia Studies course is aimed at all those involved in the health and care of people with dementia. The course comprises a unique…

  • Dementia Studies

    MSc |    Brighton and Sussex Medical School |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview Dementia is a growing problem globally. There are more than 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and 44 million world-wide, posing a major challenge for treatment and care. The Dementia Studies course is aimed at all those involved in the health and care of people with dementia. The course comprises a unique…

  • Dementia Studies

    MScPGCertPGDip |    University of South Wales |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    The MSc Dementia Studies is the only masters’ degree in South Wales that specialises in dementia. The MSc Dementia Studies was developed by people living with dementia, family carers, health, social and allied health professionals. The MSc Dementia Studies course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work with people…

  • Dementia Studies

    MSc |    University of Sterling |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    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 supporting people with dementia. It’s designed for professionals already working in the field and carers/volunteers…

  • Dementia Studies

    MPhil |    University of Worcester |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Dementia Studies. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. What will…

  • Dementia: Understanding Key Concepts

    CPD |    University of Cumbria |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    On successful completion, you will be able to: Critically analyse how learning from this module has transformed your understanding of practice Critically evaluate models and concepts of dementia in terms of recognition, causes, early interventions and potential impact on the person with dementia Critically examine contemporary issues related to the context and practice of dementia…

  • Depression, Dementia, and Delirium: Evidence and Interventions

    CPD |    Birmingham City University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview The module is designed to meet your needs as health and social care professionals specialising in work with older people. The module will develop your ability to recognise, assess, have empathy with and respond effectively to emotional distress. Teaching and assessment strategies aim to facilitate development of a repertoire of therapeutic and creative interventions…

  • Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care

    PGDip |    University of Worcester |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    This online award provides you with evidence-based interventions to support health and social care staff to safely reduce medication, restrictive practices and improve quality of life for people living with dementia. Developed from the ‘Focussed Intervention Training and Support (FITS) into Practice’ research programme, it is one of the only evidence-based models for care settings of people…

  • Health Care Practice

    MSc |    University of Essex |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level….

  • Health Humanities and Arts

    MSc |    The University of Edinburgh |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Research profile Who this programme is for This full-time and part-time campus-based programme is designed for professionals and recent graduates in humanities, medical, health, social care and policy fields as well as staff in the voluntary sector and creative practitioners. About our programme The programme offers a unique perspective within the embryonic interdisciplinary field of…

  • Partnerships in Dementia Care

    CPD |    University of Derby |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    This short, university credit bearing course will introduce you to the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas within the context of quality of life, age and culture surround dementia. Online course description This course will introduce you to the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas within the context of quality of life, age and culture surround dementia….

  • Person Centred Dementia Care

    CPD |    Keele University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview This module will enable healthcare professionals to develop a person-centred approach in supporting people with dementia in relation to recognition of symptoms, identifying potential barriers to communication, supporting strategies to effectively  promote physical health and inclusion and managing co-morbid physical illness and cognitive impairment. This module will enable healthcare professionals to develop a…

  • Person centred dementia care

    CPD |    University of Essex |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview The proportion of the population with Dementia is growing, and as such no matter what your role in health and social care, you are likely to have to provide support or care for people with dementia. This module offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and to develop specialist…

  • Person-Centred Dementia Studies

    PGCert |    University of Worcester |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Our Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies has been designed specifically for current or potential future managers or leaders of dementia services in health and social care organisations, charities or businesses. Effective leadership in person-centred care is fundamental for the ability of an organisation to deliver services that work for people living with dementia. This…

  • Person-Centred Health and Social Care

    MScPGCertPGDip |    University of West London |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Overview Are you a graduate or practitioner in the field of health and social care? Suitable for those working in a wide range of professional areas and disciplines, this postgraduate course has been designed to help you respond to the growing need to integrate health and social aspects of care. As current management approaches give…

  • Principles of Dementia Care

    CPD |    University of the West of England |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    20 credit Masters level module Introduction On successful completion of this multi-professional Masters level module, you will be able to: Critique the principal theories, concepts, policies and practices that influence the delivery of person centred dementia care. Critically reflect on the legal and ethical issues relevant to practice with people with dementia, providing a critical…

  • Professional Practice (Dementia Care)

    BSc (Hons) |    Bucks New University |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    Course Overview This BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a flexible programme designed to enable you to ‘top up’ a Level 5 qualification to a degree, through a number of different pathways. What will this course cover? The programme can be completed as a full-time or part-time course or as one module at a time, allowing…

  • Social consequences of dementia care

    CPD |    University of Derby |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    This short, university credit bearing course will build on your understanding of dementia as an ‘impairment’, differentiate between approaches and models of care, understand the barriers to the maintenance of personhood and apply evidence to practice appropriate to your health or social care context. Online course description Recognition of the trajectory of the disease and…

  • The Psychology of Dementia Care

    PGCert |    University of St Andrews |    EXPIRES 31/12/2022

    The Postgraduate Certificate in The Psychology of Dementia Care focuses on the practical application of psychological theory in dementia care and is intended for professional care staff and management who provide services to people with dementia. Course information The PG Cert in The Psychology of Dementia Care is a part-time distance learning course run by…

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