Dementia, Master | Online | University of Tasmania | Australia
18 months
13152 AUD/year
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The Dementia program from University of Tasmania offers a research-enabled, cross-disciplinary understanding of dementia and its impact on individuals, societies and governments.

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Graduates of the Dementia program from University of Tasmania will possess a range of knowledge and perspectives, and deep insights to the nature and quality of evidence which underpins them, to inform their professional and personal support for the needs of people with dementia. Experience in critical appraisal and design of research allows graduates to choose the best information and evidence, or to design research where the evidence is lacking. As expectations increase around person-centred care, and decision making informed by a deep knowledge of dementia, a variety of leadership and design opportunities may become available for those with postgraduate qualifications in dementia.


We anticipate career outcomes that incorporate deep knowledge of dementia as an element of leadership, depending on the student's background, and drawing on the research literature to inform practice and design. These may include:

  • Senior manager roles, coordinator roles or operational management positions for residential care or community facilities
  • Government or private roles focusing on designing and implementing policy and governance
  • Roles that lead, inform and design practice around care, with a strong person-centred focus
  • Senior clinical roles and clinical leadership (for students with a health-professional background), driving evidence-based practice and clinical redesign
  • Articulation to research higher degrees or other research-focused pathways, drawing on research design and critical evaluation skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health and Social Care in Dementia
  • Neurobiology of Dementia
  • Policies and Systems in Dementia 
  • Public Health and Dementia 
  • Methods for Dementia Research 
  • Major Project in Dementia Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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It is recommended that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


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150 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00586B  

  • A bachelor degree in a health discipline, social work or psychology (AQF7/equivalent from a recognised institution)
  • A bachelor degree (AQF7 equivalent) in another field, PLUS EITHER a year of full time (equivalent) work experience in dementia/aged care, neurobiology, heath systems/services or public health, OR successful prior completion of four units from the Diploma of Dementia Care (M1D)
  • We recommend that candidates complete the Understanding Dementia MOOC prior to enrolment, if their previous degree is not related to dementia.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13152 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19728 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. 


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