24 months
5150 GBP/year
5150 GBP/year
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In this online MSc, you will learn about the challenges of living with dementia, about human rights, and health care.

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This Dementia programme from The University of Hull Online is taught by experts and aims to challenge common views on dementia. This multi-disciplinary Master’s degree has an emphasis on dignity, human rights, and helping people with dementia live as well as possible.

Dementia degree students will benefit from the constant Hull's contribution to the dementia care research. Also, the university is committed to transform research into practical solutions.

Why study this degree?

  • Gain critical thinking and the necessary skills to make a change in the life of those in need.
  • You'll develop a deep understanding of those suffering from dementia and of their families.
  • Learn about social exclusion and the importance of being integrated in society
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary research perspective in order to explain the experience of dementia from a biological, psychological and sociological point of view 
  • Work with your colleagues online. Share opinions about situations and diagnoses
  • Create a 6-week course for carers of people with dementia. Include the aims of the group, design the outline, think about possible limitations

Course assessment

This programme doesn't include any exams. The assessment is based on coursework and submitted online.

The assessment will be made through:

  • tutor and peer feedback
  • practical work (group projects and discussion forums)
  • You will need to complete some written assessments
  • Create your own person-centered care plan
  • A 1500-word review of a book whose author is a person suffering from dementia of cancer

Career prospects

After graduation, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to manage the struggles of people living with dementia. This MSc will help you advance your career and be eligible for many jobs in the dementia care field. 

Some examples of career outcomes are:

  • direct management of dementia care delivery
  • service commissioning
  • voluntary organisations
  • the charity sector

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a related subject (such as nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, or similar)

  • 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

  • Two references, one of which must be an academic reference

  • An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn't English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Total fees: MSc - £10,300; PGDip - £6,900; PGCert - £3,450 (payment by instalment and funding options available)


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