Advance your understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives of dementia and approaches to dementia care

In joining our distance learning Postgraduate programme in Dementia Studies, you will become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics.

We are passionate about creating change and improving dementia practice and the experiences of living with dementia.

Postgraduate dementia study; certificate, diploma and masters degree

Our online Certificate/Diploma/Masters programme has been running successfully for over ten years and has recently been developed to offer a more streamlined, integrated and in-depth learning experience of shorter duration and therefore better value for money. We have two student intakes each semester, in February and September, allowing for seamless progression through the programme.

The programme consists of six modules:


Length of study

No. of modules


1 year

2 modules


2 years

4 modules


3 years

6 modules

Price per module:

  • £1017 for UK/EU students
  • £1575 for overseas students

Please note that this price is correct for academic year 2015/2016 and may be subject to change for subsequent years.

Each module is 30 credits on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

The programme has been carefully designed to form a coherent and integrated programme. It consists of six modules taken over three years with students completing two modules each year.

  • Critical and Creative approaches to Dementia
  • Dementia and the environment
  • Education and Support for Paid and Unpaid Carers of People with Dementia
  • Living with Dementia – Care Pathways
  • Researching Dementia
  • Evaluation and assessment in dementia care

We have a diverse student group representing a range of professions and academic disciplines. They ask that all their students have some experience of working with people with dementia. The courses and modules attract students from all over the UK and beyond. For example we have students from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Malta. Students value the exchange of information and learning between professions and between cultures.

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If you would like more information please contact Susan Bell,