PhD in Dementia

Our research team consists of multi-disciplinary professionals, conducting policy and practice relevant social scientific research with particular emphasis on the rights of people with dementia and their carers.

Research has a strongly applied focus, and the perspectives of people with dementia are central. The DSDC works with researchers across the University and with international colleagues in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia

PhD in dementia at the University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre

As a PhD or MPhil student you will develop your skills as a researcher working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. Both programmes can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis (PhD study is generally 3 years full-time and 6 year part-time. MPhil is generally 2 years full-time and 4 years part-time). After an initial training and probationary period, students would normally progress to full registration on the programme.

Our Doctoral programme is very flexible, with students able to start their studies all year round at a date that is convenient to them. We have a growing community of students from varying backgrounds working on a range of topics. We currently offer PhD and MPhil supervision in Dementia Studies and related disciplines. We also offer students the opportunity to conduct research in a world class, interdisciplinary school with strong links to theoretical, empirical, policy and practice developments.

At the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) 95% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent, with the top 10% judged as being ‘world class’. Research postgraduate students are all members of one or more of our research groups.

If you would like more information please contact Jennifer Walker demppg@stir.ac.uk