Dementia Studies PhD
University of Worcester
Key Course Facts
Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.
The Association for Dementia Studies is a multi-professional university research centre with many years of experience in the field of person-centred dementia care and support. We make a cutting edge contribution to developing evidence-based practical ways of working with people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers that enable them to live well. We draw on and contribute to the international evidence base for person-centred dementia care. Using this evidence, we deliver education programmes that empower people to provide skilled, competent and compassionate care.
Our work influences policy change at a local, national and international level and changes practice on the front line. Our research informs practice and policy for people living with dementia, their families, and the professionals who support them. We work in partnership with organisations across the public, private and third sectors.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Foundation year
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or an approved equivalent award OR Research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
The University of Worcester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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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About University of Worcester
The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Ageing and Dementia Studies MSc (Res)||Bangor University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Bangor||On campus Full-time|
|Dementia Studies PgDip||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||-||-||-||£6168||£12336||-||Brighton||On campus Part-time|
|Person-Centred Dementia Studies PgCert||University of Worcester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Worcester||On campus Part-time|
|Dementia Care MSc||University of West London||-||-||-||-||-||-||Ealing||On campus Part-time|
|Dementia Studies MSc||University of South Wales||-||-||-||-||-||-||Pontypridd||On campus Part-time|
|Dementia Studies MSc||University of Stirling||-||-||-||-||-||-||Stirling||On campus Full-time|
|Dementia Studies MSc||Bangor University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Bangor||On campus Part-time|
|Dementia Studies MPhil||University of Worcester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Dementia Studies PhD||Lancaster University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Lancaster||On campus Part-time|