Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Are you a healthcare professional looking to enhance your skills in caring for individuals with dementia? Look no further than our interdisciplinary MSc in Dementia. This programme takes a biopsychosocial approach, considering the body, mind, and environment in dementia care. With a range of optional modules, you can tailor your learning to your specific setting and role. You'll delve into topics such as dementia assessments, interventions, communication, and care planning. Our blended learning approach combines online content with face-to-face lectures and workshops. Plus, you have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation. Join us and become an expert in dementia care.

About the course

Our interdisciplinary MSc in Dementia course provides healthcare professionals with the skills to expertly care for a person with dementia from diagnosis to end-of-life. We advocate a biopsychosocial approach in this course, meaning that we look at the body, mind and environment and consider how they are all connected. Our course content reflects this approach. 

The topics on this course include dementia presentations and assessments; restorative and adaptive cognitive and non-cognitive interventions; a strong focus on communication, ethical approaches and care planning; translation of evidence to clinical practice; and reflection on legislative, policy and societal influences on dementia care across health and social care settings.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must have the following:

An honours primary degree in a relevant health care discipline or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by Programme Team;
Ideally, candidates should have at least one year's practical experience in their area of qualification post-registration;
In some exceptional circumstances, candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Team, be deemed suitable for entry to the programme under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Such candidates may be requested to undergo an interview.


EU Fee (Full-time): €9,040
EU Fee (Part-time): €4,590

Non EU Fee (Full-time): €21,000

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