Bangor University

Bangor University

Enhancing Dementia Services

This programme builds upon existing theoretical perspectives and research evidence underpinning applied health and social care practice in the field of dementia care. It critically examines current theory, practice and policy in order to advance appropriate approaches to dementia care from the disciplines of mental health, health and social care management. The course seeks to develop a framework for students to engage in active person and family centred care of people with dementia across diverse acute and community settings. It positions assessment, care planning and interventions as strategies that respond to the complexity of dementia as a lived experience, including attention to bilingual therapeutic interventions in order to develop excellence in service delivery.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in a relevant subject from a recognised institution. Degree subjects acceptable for all programmes: nursing, midwifery, occupational/speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, medicine/dentistry, psychology, radiography, paramedics. English language requirements: IELTS score of 6 with no individual score less than 5.5 (or equivalent). This does not apply to all prospective candidates. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: perspectives in dementia care; dementia: managing complexity; communication skills for relationship-centred dementia care; active cultural and language sensitivity in dementia care; active advancing professional knowledge; research methods or e-research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation (20,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

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Key information

School of Healthcare Sciences
Telephone number: 
01248 383123