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Nursing - Dementia Care, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
The Silvia nurse programme will prepare you to gain knowledge and to understand the aging process and specific care needs of both younger persons and older persons with dementia including ethical perspectives and a palliative care context.


The programme will furthermore prepare you to lead change in dementia care and improve the quality of care provided for persons with dementia and their families. 

Educational design

The International Silvia Nursing Programme is offered through distance learning on a part-time basis via Sophia Education Online (SEO). In order to participate in this education, students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection.

There are two semesters in the programme. Each semester runs over a period of 20 weeks with two courses per semester. Each course offers, upon successful completion, 7.5 higher education credits (HE).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • The Older Person from a Social Gerontological Perspective
  • Ethics and Palliative Care Philosophy as Values in Dementia Care
  • Person-centred care in dementia
  • Leadership and quality improvement in Dementia Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 10 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A verification of Registered Nurse degree/diploma or another certificate of being a Registered Nurse
  • English language proficiency
  • A copy of passport
  • CV + letter of intent. The CV must be structured in accordance with our template i.e. include a list of education and relevant work experience. The LOI maximum of 250 words in English should cover statement of intent, ambition and initiative.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8775 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • National

    8775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8775 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
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SEK 90,000


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