Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Dementia Studies PgCert
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Dementia Studies course is aimed at all those involved in the health and care of people with dementia. The course comprises a new and unique set of educational initiatives designed to enable healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers by building expertise in generating and delivering better care. It provides a comprehensive and holistic theoretical and practical framework for understanding dementia and enables a broad understanding of the impact of dementia on the individual and society. Clinical knowledge is blended with developing skills in communication for health and social care, research and leadership learning. The course is aimed at a wide range of professionals who are in a position to deliver improvements to the health and care of people with dementia. This includes nurses, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and managers and staff in nursing and residential homes. It is possible to take the MSc Dementia Studies as an intercalated degree.

Most modules are assessed by means of a 3,000 word in-depth evaluation of a topic agreed by the student and module leader.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

There are a number of scholarships available for postgraduate students from the UK and the EU as well as from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Please see the Fees and Funding section of our webite for further details.
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Applicants should have either a degree and evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level with a substantial interest and/or experience in an area of health or social care or evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level and at least two years’ work experience in an environment related to dementia care (including lived experience).

Costs

Tuition Fees Dementia Studies PgCert

EU £6168 year 1
Channel Islands £6168 year 1
England UK £6168 year 1
Northern Ireland £6168 year 1
Scotland £6168 year 1
Wales £6168 year 1
International £12336 year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up to date fee information as some course fees vary: https://www.bsms.ac.uk/postgraduate/index.aspx
Due to visa restrictions, international students requiring a student visa including EU/EEA who require a student visa are eligible to apply for BSMS full-time Masters courses only. Part-time Masters courses, all PGDip and all PGCert courses are open to UK and Irish students and international students including EU/EEA who have an alternative visa/immigration permission to stay in the UK such as settled/pre-settled status, Tier 2/work visa, indefinite leave to remain etc.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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What students say about studying Dementia Studies in the UK?

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About Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) works together with the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton to provide multi-disciplinary programmes for Medicine subjects. The main offering for Undergraduates at this school is a 5-year medical degree focused on developing new doctors with the use of their state-of-the-art and modern facilities, which include anatomical laboratories, lecture theatres, and much more.

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