Taught course

Dementia Studies

Bangor University · School of Healthcare Sciences

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject from a recognised institution. Degree subjects acceptable for all programmes: Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational/Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medicine/Dentistry, Psychology, Radiography, Paramedics. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme builds upon existing theoretical perspectives and research evidence underpinning applied health and social care practice in the field of dementia care. It critically examines current theory, practice and policy in order to advance appropriate approaches to dementia care from the disciplines of mental health, health and social care management. The course seeks to develop a framework for students to engage in active person- and family-centred care of people with dementia across diverse acute and community settings. It positions assessment, care planning and interventions as strategies that respond to the complexity of dementia as a lived experience, including attention to bilingual therapeutic interventions in order to develop excellence in service delivery. Core modules: perspectives in dementia care; dementia: managing complexity; communication skills for relationship-centred dementia care; active cultural and language sensitivity in dementia care; active advancing professional knowledge; research methods or e-research methods; dissertation – supervised research project (20,000 words).

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual score less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Your Bachelor degree may be sufficient to meet this requirement.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Healthcare Sciences
01248 383123