University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Dementia (International Experience, Policy and Practice)

By exploring the latest thinking in dementia from across the social sciences, the programme supports students to develop innovative, as well as practical, approaches to the global challenges of dementia in the 21st century.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. nursing, psychology, sociology, social work, community development or the allied health professions); experience of working with people with dementia. Applicants with strong professional experience, but lower qualifications, may be considered subject to evidence of academic ability and at the discretion of the Programme Director. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections); CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include case study analyses, essay writing, reflexive accounts and a final, research-based dissertation of 15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

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Distance learning

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