• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The Dementia  programme at Trinity College Dublin  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.

Structure and Content

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
  • Ethics and Law in Health Care, or
  • Clinical Practice Module
  • Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
  • Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
  • Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
  • Fundamentals of Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of one year's professional experience in supporting persons with dementia within the past two years
  • For the duration of the course all applicants are required to be working in an area where dementia care is delivered.
  • Normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. social, health or pastoral care. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in the field of dementia care may be considered with a lower class degree or equivalent
  • Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they will have the ability to complete and benefit from the course

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20677 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20677 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11227 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11227 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part Time:

  • EU/EEA: € 7,679
  • Non-EU: € 15,362

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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