Taught course

Dementia Studies

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The course is intended for experienced professionals from all relevant disciplines. Those who apply should have a university degree in a relevant field or equivalent qualification. Evidence of extensive practice experience and previous study will also be considered. Students will require access to a computer with an internet connection; broadband or a link to a powerful LAN (such as in a college or University) is the preferred option, although dial-up with a minimum of a 56K modem will also work.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The University of Stirling is committed to world class education and research, with a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence. The Faculty of Social Sciences is at the forefront of developing new e-learning opportunities.

In 2003, we offered the first online MSc in Dementia Studies in the UK. In following person-centred care principles, this course places the person with dementia at the very centre of our understanding.

In joining our distance learning postgraduate course in Dementia Studies, you will become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics, committed to creating change and improving dementia practice and the experiences of living with dementia.

Our course takes a theory-based and practice-oriented approach to consider the diversity of living and dying with dementia. It encourages collaborative, inter-disciplinary, critical and reflexive learning and it seeks to produce leaders of change in the dementia field.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Richard Ward
Email
DempPG@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467746