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MSc Dementia Care at The University of Manchester
MSc Dementia Care APIMH
Develop evidence-based person-centred care to further your practice and service delivery for people living with dementia and their families.

MSc Dementia Care APIMH / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
36 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution.

We also accept an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that we accept as qualifying you for entry.

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

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course by completing our online application form . You must also complete an employer support form (Word, 94 KB). Contact us to request printed forms.

This course only runs in alternate years. The next intake for the Dementia Care pathway is in 2018. However, applications can be submitted and processed in advance. Early application is recommended.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to offer evidence-based interventions that promote the wellbeing and empowerment of people living with dementia and their families.
  • Build on your experiences as a health and social care professional or someone involved in the care and support of people living with dementia and their significant others.
  • Study at a university ranked 2nd in the UK and 4th in the world for nursing (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Open evening for prospective applicants

We are holding an open evening on 25 January 2018 for anyone thinking about applying for this course. Please see the event page for more information and details of how to register.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £3,800; Year 2 £3,800; Year 3 £1,900

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.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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