Taught course

Leadership in Dementia Care PG Diploma

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 Diploma, 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 learn how to champion Dementia Care by studying the foundations of person-centred Dementia Care, law, ethics and its application in practice. Service improvement and delivery are also central to your studies, encouraging you students to become innovators in this area of healthcare. Through expert building of communication skills, students learn how to manage patients, relatives and the art of leading situations in a clinical setting.


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).

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515