• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This MSc Dementia from The University of Hull Online will enable you to challenge common thinking about dementia. And it will help you create genuinely person-centred approaches to working with people who experience cognitive loss.

You will also have the option to attend face-to-face events. Here you can meet academic staff and other students and explore topics related to the course.


What you learn

By studying this course, we aim for you to
  • gain dementia-specific knowledge, skills and values so you can apply these to promoting the human rights of people living with dementia
  • become able to work in ethical and effective ways with people living with dementia and their wider personal and social systems, with a specific orientation towards social justice
  • develop personal and professional curiosity and creativity, socio-emotional resilience, and leadership potential, enabling you to challenge common thinking in dementia and contribute to the development of support services
  • become an independent thinker and life-long learner who will contribute to person-centred, anti-oppressive approaches to understanding and working with people living with dementia

How you're assessed

All assessment for the course is based on coursework and submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including

  • ongoing tutor and peer feedback
  • practical work, including group projects and discussion forums
  • written work, including case studies, care plans, reports and essays

Career prospects

By studying this course, you gain valuable knowledge and skills specific to dementia care. It could see you embarking on a highly-rewarding career supporting those living with dementia in a variety of settings.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dementia: Critical Starting Points 
  • Living Well with Dementia
  • Systems and Ecologies 
  • Dying Well with Dementia
  • Dissertation 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

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).

  • Equivalent professional qualifications (such as a Diploma in Nursing) will be considered
  • CV including a current professional or voluntary role which requires regular direct contact with people with dementia

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

    5148 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5148 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.