Taught course

Dementia Studies

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Either a bachelors degree or 120 credits at level 6 (degree level). We expect many applicants will have clinical experience of caring for or supporting people with dementia but this is not a requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

About 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. It’s estimated that dementia costs the economy £23 billion a year. There is a growing demand for practitioners and decision-makers with the insight to tackle what is a major social challenge. This new MA helps to meet that demand.

The course was developed by staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with colleagues from the departments of sociological studies and human communication sciences. The teaching team are academics and practitioners from dementia education, research and clinical practice.

The world needs health professionals

And we’re dedicated to educating them. We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill and the best students’ union in the country on your doorstep.

We teach the skills that matter

Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.

Modules

Theorising Dementia within the UK Policy Context; Inclusive of People with Dementia: Involvement and Impact; Understanding Communication in Dementia; Psychosocial Approaches to the Care and Support of People with Dementia; Caring for People with Dementia at the End of Their Lives; Dementia and Identity; Effective Safeguarding For People with Dementia; Evidence-based Practice.

Teaching

Part-time students complete two of the compulsory modules per semester and attend one day per week during term time. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, and practice-based experience. Each module is assessed by a range of methods including written assignments and presentations.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each component.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding might be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Mac Macintosh
Email
m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2054