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Dementia Studies (MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert)


Course Description

Bradford Dementia Group is a multi-disciplinary and multiprofessional group, committed to making a difference to policy and practice in dementia care, through excellence in research, education and training. Our mission is to work with practitioners and professionals to improve the quality of life and care for people with dementia and their families.

We offer 4 Dementia MSc routes:

MSc/Diploma/PG Cert in Dementia Studies

MSc/Diploma/PG Cert in Dementia Studies (Dementia Workforce Development)

MSc/Diploma/PG Cert in Dementia Studies (Training in Dementia Care)

MSc/Diploma/PG Cert in Dementia Studies (Dementia Care Mapping)

These programmes are suitable for people whose work (paid or voluntary) or the work of those that they manage or train brings them into contact with people with dementia. They are delivered by distance learning, making them accessible to students across the globe and are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of students who combine study with a busy working life.

Bradford Dementia Group has been meeting professional and practitioner needs for over 15 years. They deliver training through a variety of formats, including face-to-face short courses and a flexible range of accredited programmes delivered by distance learning. The Group has national and international recognition and has recently worked with British Standards on the development of PAS 800, the first British Standard on dementia care and has featured in a BBC documentary.

Students should normally be working in the field of dementia care or policy/ administration; AND
Possess a first degree or equivalent relevant qualification or appropriate experience within the field of practice
Have the written support of their manager to undertake the course
The specialist pathway in Training in Dementia Care is for students who are already training or expect to train others in dementia care.

The specialist pathway in Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is designed for individuals who are or wish to take a lead in practice development and organisational change, where DCM forms a component part of the process for change. They need to have achieved DCM Advanced User status.

For the Workforce Development pathway students should be working in a field which allows them to engage in activities related to dementia workforce development e.g. staff supervision, training, practice development initiatives and projects on a regular basis.

Entry Requirements

You must have experience working in the field of dementia care, on a paid of voluntary basis, or in policy/administration and possess a first degree in a relevant subject or equivalent and GCSE grade C or equivalent English language. You must also have access to a PC with internet connection and the support of your manager/employers. Applicants whose first language is not Enlgish should have the equivalents of IELTS 6.5 (Applicants who do not have the above formal qualifications should speak to the Course Leader as it may be possible to arrange to submit other evidence of ability).

Course Fees

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