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

Applied Social Science is at the forefront of developing new elearning 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.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the MSc are to:

  • develop an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives about dementia and approaches to dementia care
  • address critical issues in dementia care and service delivery
  • foster improved multidisciplinary and collaborative practice
  • compare and contrast national and international research
  • identify and debate current practice developments
  • develop critical thinking to promote reflective practice
  • develop knowledge and skills of social research processes

The course has been developed to provide students with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia, including theory, innovative and best practice, policy drivers and initiatives studies and a grounding in academic and research skills.

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
Programme Secretary
Email
DempPG@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467746