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MADementia Studies

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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, developed by staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with colleagues from the departments of sociological studies and human communication sciences, helps to meet that demand.

The teaching team are academics and practitioners from dementia education, research and clinical practice.

This course is taught jointly by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Department of Sociological Studies and the Department of Human Communication Sciences.

Programme structure

Core modules

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 (with placement, subject to DBS approval)
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:

Practice-based Experience


Each module is assessed by a range of methods including:

Written assignments

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States