Taught course

Dementia Studies

University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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


Course content

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.


Full-time students attend two full study days a week at University during term time, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Students complete four compulsory 15- credit modules per semester and then either a 60 credit research dissertation or a Critical Development of Clinical Practice project between February and September of 2019.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2054