Postgraduate Diploma In Dementia Studies

Supporting care that enables individuals and families to live well with dementia.

Why should you choose this course at CSM Academy International?

The University of Stirling is the longest-running provider of postgraduate qualifications in Dementia Studies where students learn from an experienced group of world-leading academics, with reliable and established research records. Plus real sector experience and a wealth of world-class publications who will support you both personally and academically.

Via the online learning platform, you will join an international, multidisciplinary community of students and academics passionate about positive changes in Dementia and practice. 

This course delivery in Singapore provides additional facilities for reflective studies in a private nursing home, and this nursing home is Dementia friendly, the staff are Dementia trained and has a rehabilitation department that contributes mainly to the activities for the elderly to slow down the progression of Dementia.

As the course is offered part-time via blended learning, you can take this course concurrently with your current work and personal commitments. 

The University of Stirling is home to the internationally renowned Dementia Services Development Centre which shares contemporary ideas and practices with governments and other academic institutions.

COURSE INFORMATION

The University of Stirling was established in 1967 and is recognised across the globe for excellence in teaching, research, and offering a world-class student experience. Its postgraduate dementia studies programme was first proposed in 1999 and was the first of its kind internationally. As the longest-running provider of dementia studies education, it has an international reputation for quality teaching and an international, multidisciplinary community of students and academics committed to improving dementia practice.

Accolades of University of Stirling:

  • Ranked 47th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • In 2019, won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
  • Awarded five stars in areas of teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, and inclusiveness (The QS World University Rankings).
  • 100% of Psychology Impact case studies classed as world-leading (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

 

MSc Dementia Studies from University of Stirling on Vimeo.

The course provides you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of Dementia. It includes theory, innovative and best practices, policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. You will:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives about Dementia and approaches to dementia care.
  • Address critical issues in dementia care and service delivery
  • Encourage improved collaboration across areas of care
  • Compare national and international research
  • Identify and debate current practice developments
  • Develop critical thinking to promote reflective practice
  • Develop knowledge and skills of social research process

PG Dip in Dementia Studies: 6 modules out of the nine modules in the MSc.

Full Time

24 months

Intake Schedules

September Every Year

Course Commencement

Minimum of 20 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

University of Stirling Lecturers will fly into Singapore to provide face to face intensive lectures at the beginning of each level of studies. The delivery mode will support reflective practices in an authentic learning environment at the Charis Manor, a dementia-friendly Nursing Home, as well as online learning on the University of Stirling’s established e-learning platform.

There are no examinations, and all modules graded through a range of assessments such as essays, evaluation reports, research proposals, and literature work.

To graduate, a student must complete and pass:

  • Nine modules for MSc
  • Six modules for PG Dip
  • Three modules for PG Cert

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded by the University of Stirling.

This nationally accredited programme is under the Clinical Research Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainments (SOAs) and WSQ Qualifications under the Clinical Research WSQ framework.

This course will enhance your employability within the broad field of dementia care, enabling you to move to more specialised and promoted posts within health and social care settings.

For professionals already working in the field and carers/volunteers who are supporting people with dementia care, this innovative course has developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of Dementia and approaches to dementia care. 

It will impart the transferable skills that enable you to give your expertise to colleagues and other students, transfer awareness, implement action in the community and provide training to family members and carers.

This course will enhance your employability within the broad field of dementia care, enabling you to move to more specialised and promoted posts within health and social care settings.

For professionals already working in the field and carers/volunteers who are supporting people with dementia care, this innovative course has developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of Dementia and approaches to dementia care. 

It will impart the transferable skills that enable you to give your expertise to colleagues and other students, transfer awareness, implement action in the community and provide training to family members and carers.

Minimum Bachelor degree or equivalent. Preferably in a relevant subject.

Applicants without formal qualifications but with significant appropriate, relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

For students whose first language is not English, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 and above (6.0 in speaking and listening, 6.5 in reading and writing).

Local Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$300

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

$2,850

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 6 Modules

$17,100

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$300

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

$2,850

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 6 Modules

Local Students

$17,100

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Education Loan

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Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

The following documents are required for submission:

  • Passport/ Birth Cert/NRIC
  • Parchment and transcripts of your Bachelor’s Degree
  • English Language Competency Certificates
  • Digital Passport-sized Photograph
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV

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