Taught course

Dementia Care - Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health

The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution.

We also accept an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that we accept as qualifying you for entry.

Places are available to applicants without a degree but who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability. See Portfolio for non-standard application (Word, 171KB).

We require a recognised health/social care-related professional qualification and/or employment in mental health and/or social care services in a recognised role relevant to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Dementia Care course is a pathway of our MSc in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) and has been designed to respond and contribute to the modernisation of mental healthcare delivery and service design. It is aimed at existing health and social care professionals and others involved in dementia care.

Service development and evidence-based guidelines continuously highlight the need for multidisciplinary, multi-agency dementia care services that are accessible, flexible, inclusive and enabling, and are driven by the needs of clients and their families.

It is vital that these services are developed and delivered by staff appropriately prepared with relevant expertise, knowledge and skills.

Our part-time multidisciplinary and practice-focused course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need to provide high-quality, evidence-based interventions that promote the wellbeing, personhood and empowerment of people living with dementia and their significant others.

It will also enable you to act as an agent of change by contributing to research, service development and leadership in dementia care.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following.

  • IELTS at grade 7.0 or above, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component
  • TOEFL test with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based)
  • GCSE English with grade C or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency

Fees and funding

UK students

Some funded places are available on this course for mental health practitioners working in the north-west of England in the NHS or NHS-related services.

This funding is for UK/EU students and will cover the full UK/EU tuition fee. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more and apply, please contact t.bradshaw@manchester.ac.uk .

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270