Taught course

Dementia: Care and the Enabling Environment

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You need an undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2.2, or an equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant experience. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal / traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you make your work and experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto the course. Suitable For: The course is suitable for professionals and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds whose current role or future role relate to these areas. Students are likely to have an interest or work in areas such as; health and social care, design-built environment, product, urban planning, estates housing prisons leisure services, transport services and hospitality.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

3 good reasons to study Dementia: Care and the Enabling Environment at Salford:

  • Learn to make a positive difference to people touched by dementia
  • Benefit from a multi-disciplinary course including care and design
  • Be taught by credible dementia care and design educators, researchers, registered professionals, people with dementia and activists

Course Summary

This course will equip you with the knowledge to develop enabling and life engagement focussed services and interventions for people living with dementia, and their carers.

The course is inter-disciplinary, with study pathways that can be care focussed, design focussed or a combination of both. The care focus pathway relates any aspect of life engagement and interaction with people who have dementia and is not limited to a health and social care perspective. The design focus looks at ways in which the environment (buildings, urban spaces, transport) can be designed or modified to provide meaningful activity and support for people with dementia and their carers.

This pioneering course has strong links with the Institute for Dementia at the University of Salford – an international centre of excellence in research, education and innovation. You will enjoy frequent opportunities for involvement with the Institute, supporting your learning and future career progression.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time: £7350

Part-time: Year 1: £2625; Year 2: £2625; Year 3: £2100

Full-time International: £12800 (£8530 for PgDip)

Full-time PgDip: £5250

Fees 2015-16

Full-time: £7500

Part-time: £2,675 for year one

Full-time International: £13,050

Full-time PgDip: £5,350

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646