University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Dementia Studies

About 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. It's estimated that dementia costs the economy £23 billion a year. There is a growing demand for practitioners and decision-makers with the insight to tackle what is a major social challenge. This new MA helps to meet that demand. The course was developed by staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with colleagues from the departments of sociological studies and human communication sciences. The teaching team are academics and practitioners from dementia education, research and clinical practice.

Entry requirements

Either a Bachelors degree or 120 credits at level 6 (degree level); clinical experience of caring for or supporting people with dementia but this is not a requirement. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: theorising dementia within the UK policy context; inclusive of people with dementia: involvement and impact; understanding communication in dementia; psychosocial approaches to the care and support of people with dementia; caring for people with dementia at the end of their lives; dementia and identity; effective safeguarding for people with dementia; evidence-based practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignments and presentations.

Sponsorship information

If you already work with NHS patients in Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding might be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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