M.Sc. Dementia

Course Description

This M.Sc. in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

The programme offers an M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. (exit only) with an optional practice component. Students must undertake six modules for the award of P.Grad.Dip. and seven modules and a dissertation (around 20,000 words) for the award of M.Sc.

Students will normally undertake the practice component in their own clinical area.

The modules are:

  1. Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
  2. Ethics and Law in Health Care, or
  3. Clinical Practice Module
  4. Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
  5. Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
  6. Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
  7. Fundamentals of Palliative and End of Life Care
  8. Dissertation

Students are required to attend the university for one week in September, approximately 15 days in year 1 and approximately 10 days in year 2. Full time students are required to attend for two days per week throughout the academic year.

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€21,936 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time