Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Dementia Studies

University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at a wide range of professionals who are in a position to deliver improvements to the health and care of people with dementia. This includes nurses, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and managers and staff in nursing and residential homes.

Applicants fall into two categories. Those who have a degree and evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level with a substantial interest and/or experience in an area of health or social care. As well as those with evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level and at least two years’ work experience in an environment related to dementia care (including lived experience).

Months of entry


Course content

The course comprises of new and unique sets of educational initatives. These are designed to enable healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers by building expertise in generating and delivering better care.

It provides a comprehensive and holistic theoretical and practical framework for understanding dementia, and enables a broad understanding of the impact of dementia on the individual and society. Clinical knowldge is blended with developing skills in communication for health and social care, research and leadership learning.

Information for international students

International applicants who meet the above entry criteria and have IELTS (minimum score of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each section) are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Naji Tabet
01273 644644