12 months
20677 EUR/year
11227 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This M.Sc.  Dementia at Trinity College Dublin 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.  

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

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.

Part Time:

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


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