36 months
4000 GBP/year
2333 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Draw from our unrivalled expertise in dementia and expand your knowledge with University of Stirling's flexible Masters degree in Dementia Studies (Online).

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The Dementia Studies (Online)  course from University of Stirling  is run by a team of academic experts whose research has helped to shape dementia care policy worldwide. You’ll learn about the latest theories, innovations and best practice in supporting people with dementia  – as well as gaining an overview of policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. Our course also benefits from an advisory group of people with dementia, who support course development.

During your studies, you’ll become part of an international online community of fellow students and academics committed to improving dementia practice and the experience of people living with dementia. 

With a student and alumni group that to date encompasses students from Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, and from professions spanning health, care, architecture and law, you will engage with a diverse range of professionals who are committed to improving the experiences of people living with dementia across varied regional contexts.

The course encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary and critical learning. It’s dedicated to creating leaders of change in dementia practice.

Career opportunities

This course is for experienced professionals from all relevant disciplines and enables you to study while continuing to work in your existing post. Some of our graduates have moved to specialised posts, while others have secured a promotion, undertaken further research or become involved in training.

  • Advance your career prospects by growing your expertise in this specialist area of health and social care
  • Fit your studies around your current job commitments
  • Put everything you’re learning straight to work in a professional setting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dementia and the Environment
  • Critical and Reflective Thinking in Dementia Studies
  • Critical and creative approaches to dementia
  • Living with Dementia
  • Understanding and Evaluating Evidence in Dementia Studies
  • Enhancing Dementia Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Work experience

  • You must be a professional currently working in a relevant field or a carer/volunteer with experience of supporting individuals with dementia.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    2333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.

Total cost for PGCert:

  • Home/EU students: £2,334
  • Overseas students: £4,000
Total cost for PGDip:
  • Home/EU students: £4,667
  • Overseas students: £8,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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