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With over 20 years' experience of delivering courses online, The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is a world leading educator.

We develop our courses in collaboration with health and social care professionals, people living with dementia, and their families.
Our curricula is informed by contemporary research to meet the needs of active dementia care practitioners.

It is through our expertise you will be well equipped for a career as a leader of transformative dementia care.

Please see the study options available listed below.

Advanced Dementia Studies

Our Master's in Advanced Dementia studies has three options:

  1. MSc Advanced Dementia Studies - 3 years
  2. PG Diploma Advanced Dementia Studies - 2 years
  3. PG Certificate Dementia Studies - 1 year

The programme is designed for UK and international students who are health and social care professionals or voluntary workers who already have contact with people with dementia.

The course is delivered part-time and is fully online.

Find out more about the Masters' in Advanced Dementia Studies

I like the multidisciplinary nature of the course - it's designed with a lot of scope to identify our own projects and areas of interest, so that each module is individualised to our own learning needs and place of work.

Sarah Lambert, MSc Advanced Dementia Studies

PG Cert for Practitioners with Advanced or Extended roles in Dementia

This innovative postgraduate certificate is the first course of its kind in England is taught within the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies by a pioneering team of academics.

The course is designed for practitioners from clinical backgrounds who work in health care settings where diagnostic services and post-diagnostic support for people with dementia are provided.

The programme aims to support learners to develop high-level skills in assessment, diagnosis, clinical management and ongoing support for people with dementia and their carers.

Find out more about the PG Cert for Practitioners with Advanced or Extended roles in Dementia

PhD study

We invite applications from students wishing to do a PhD at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies. Our students undertake research in a broad range of areas such as dementia, caregiving and ageing. Some of the recent PhDs being undertaken at the Centre include:

  • The influence of psychological and social factors on the lived experience of people living with co-existent physical frailty and cognitive impairment
  • What are the barriers and facilitators to accessing support services for South Asian families where a person is living with frailty?
  • Investigating how people living with dementia manage their medicines at home and the role of community pharmacists

Find out more about PhD study at our our Doctoral Training Centre

Jane Mallinson prize for Outstanding Commitment to Patient and Public Involvement

Each year, the centre for Applied Dementia Studies awards postgraduate students that show high level of commitment to their studies.

The Jane Mallinson prize for Outstanding Commitment to Patient and Public Involvement is awarded each year in memory of a dear colleague of the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies.

Jane worked in Health Studies at the University of Bradford for almost 20 years before her sad and early death in August 2021.

Initially, Jane worked as an administrator with the Bradford Dementia Group, continuing in this role when it became first the School and then the Division of Dementia Studies. In more recent years, Jane had taken on a Faculty-wide role in Patient and Public Involvement.

She was a deeply valued colleague, whose kindness, unflappable nature and courteous efficiency were known to all.

She is remembered fondly by her colleagues and by the many Experts by Experience with whom she worked over the years, many of whom would make a point of seeking her out for a chat.

The prize is awarded to commemorate Jane's invaluable contribution to Patient and Public Involvement.