Taught course

Leadership in Dementia Care

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good first degree in a health care profession (min 2.2 or equivalent). Applicants with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body, and at least 2 years work experience, will also be considered. Applications should be made initially for a place on the PG Certificate Leadership in Dementia Care, as successful completion then leads to either the PG Diploma or MSc Leadership in Dementia Care.

Months of entry


Course content

With the population of the UK ageing, the number of people diagnosed with this condition is set to rise, so a high level of person-centred care needs to be upheld. As a student of this Master’s degree, you can play a major part in delivering that quality care and raising awareness and understanding of this condition.


As a student of this programme, you will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the characteristics of dementia and apply it directly to dementia care. Students explore healthcare policy, rationalise strategies for care, and learn to expertly demonstrate critical and insightful self-awareness of attitudes, feelings, behaviours and coping mechanisms. The leadership focus of the degree ensures you know how to manage members of your team to be effectively trained and supported.


Assessment for this part time course will be given through a number of case studies and enquiry-based learning scenarios, portfolio activities, presentations and online contributions. The focus throughout the programme is on person-centred dementia care with an aim for all Dementia care across the UK to be delivered with compassion, respect, sensitivity and understanding within a supportive, knowledgeable environment.


The School of Health Sciences is the perfect place to continue your health career in Nursing, Midwifery or Operating Department Practice, as you are provided with the highest standard of academic and clinical education. Our facilities are second to none and with innovative teaching methods and passionate, dedicated staff you will be inspired and challenged throughout your studies.


The School of Health Sciences takes a leading role in the renowned scientific research community of Norwich, a hub of exciting scientific research in the UK. As a student, you will enjoy great support for life-long learning and development of your career as an expert in the area of Dementia Care.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component); PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515