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Dementia Care pathway – APIMH (MSc)

Our course will equip you to provide evidence-based dementia care and deliver services effectively.

Dementia Care APIMH Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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This part-time blended learning Dementia Care pathway is part of the Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) MSc.

You will build the advanced knowledge and skills you need to offer high-standard, evidence-based interventions that promote the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers.

The course will give you the capabilities to enhance both your own practice and that of others, as well as to contribute to innovations and developments in dementia care and service delivery.

Our MSc is aimed at existing health and social care professionals and others involved in the care and support of people living with dementia and their significant others.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.


Degree awarded
36 Months. [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent - 120 credits at Masters level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry.

Places are available to applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability. Please see Portfolio for non-standard application (Word, 171 KB).

Full entry requirements

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Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0270
How to apply

Apply online or request a printed form. Please note an employer support form (Word, 94 KB) must also be completed which can also be requested from

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This course is a pathway within the MSc 'Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health' (APIMH). The information here relates to the Dementia Care pathway within the MSc APIMH, but is listed under the pathway specific title. Other pathways are available in PSI for Psychosis (PSiP) and Primary Mental Health Care.

The programme and pathways have been designed to respond and contribute to the modernisation of mental health care delivery and service design.

Dementia Care pathway

Service development and evidence-based guidelines continuously highlight the need for multidisciplinary, multi-agency dementia care services that are accessible, flexible, inclusive and enabling. Importantly, such services and care must be driven by the needs of clients and their carers. It is vital, therefore, that such services are developed and delivered by staff appropriately prepared with relevant expertise, knowledge and skills.

This part-time, multi-disciplinary, practice-focused educational programme aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to offer high standard, evidence-based interventions that promote the well-being, personhood and empowerment of people living with dementia and their significant others and to act as agents of change contributing to research, service development and leadership in this area of practice.

The programme is delivered by internationally and nationally renowned, published experts in the field, experienced dementia care practitioners, people who are living with dementia and former students, many of whom now operate at senior levels within dementia care services.

The programme involves attendance at the University for one day per week during term-time. Students are required to identify a suitable practice supervisor/mentor to oversee any clinical and/or practice work required for the programme and pathway.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS
    International students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.