UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Dementia (Causes, Treatments and Research in Mental Health)

The course provides research-oriented and cutting-edge training in the study of dementia and its scientific basis, led by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia. 2 specialised pathways, in mental health and in neuroscience, are offered.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject such as psychology, related scientific or social scientific disciplines, medicine, biomedical or biological sciences. Applicants from other disciplines with considerable relevant work experience of dementia will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a degree in nursing, occupational health or social work with relevant work experience and an interest in dementia can also apply.

Course modules

Current research in dementia; advanced treatment and management of dementia; core principles of mental health research; statistical methods in mental health; clinical neuroscience of neurodegenerative diseases; clinical mental health; practical neuroscience of dementia; higher functions of the brain; epidemiological and social methods in mental health; introduction to biological research in mental health; quality improvement in health care.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered though a combination of lecture/seminar series and practical interactive workshops, with supportive online learning material. Assessment methods include two unseen examinations, coursework including designing questionnaires and protocols and analysing data in dementia research, writing a critical literature review, giving talks and presentations, and a final report in the format of a journal paper.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Variable - 5 years

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