Candidates should have a first degree with 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area.
However, if you have had any prior experience of successful study at undergraduate or postgraduate level you may apply, providing evidence such as certificates and transcripts. The programme team will make a decision based the overall quality of your application.
If you do not have a first degree or equivalent, you may be asked to complete a portfolio of evidence to support your application for which you will need to achieve a mark of at least 60%. If this is the case please ensure you apply in a timely manner as this will need to be approved before you can start the course.
You must already have a work role, or voluntary placement, which regularly brings you into contact with people who have dementia. The minimum contact requirement is 2 hours a week during the academic year (September to June). This contact must be regular, direct and ongoing throughout your studies. It is not enough merely to work in an environment or service that provides dementia care; you must have regular opportunities to interact with a range of people who have dementia in the course of your day-to-day employment or voluntary role. It will be your responsibility to ensure that this contact is maintained if your employer or work role changes during the course of your studies.
You must also have access to a computer with Internet connection and be prepared to spend on average 15 hours a week on your studies.
Months of entry
Advanced Dementia Studies is a part-time distance learning programme. By studying online you will have flexibility to fit your studies around your working life and learn from and with students from around the world.
The programme has been designed to develop you as a leader in your field of dementia care and enable you to use the best evidence available to support your work. We adopt a human rights perspective to understanding the experience of people living with dementia and encourage multidisciplinary team-working and service user engagement. Our programme is underpinned by cutting-edge research.
This programme is intended for UK and international students who are:
- Health and social care professionals who want to gain a specific qualification in working with people who have dementia
- Voluntary workers who already have contact with people with dementia
Our flexible approach allows you to combine study with work and home life. Our online courses are designed to be directly applicable to the workplace and to help you develop your own and your colleagues' practice.
We use a variety of virtual learning environments so that students can interact with the course tutors and fellow students. For each module you are provided with a module study guide produced by the course team. It contains exercises, activities and links to audio and visual materials. To enhance the learning experience you are asked to contribute to online discussion groups and take part in real time tutorials.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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