Postgraduate Certificate In Dementia Study

Dementia study is supporting care that enables individuals and families to live well with dementia.

Why should you choose Dementia Study at CSM Academy International?

The University of Stirling is the longest-running provider of postgraduate qualifications in Dementia Study 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 study and practice. 

This course (Dementia Study) delivery in Singapore provides additional facilities for reflective studies in a private nursing home, and this nursing home is Dementia friendly, the staff is 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 institution

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The University of Stirling was established in 1967 and is recognized across the globe for excellence in teaching, research, and offering a world-class student experience. Its postgraduate dementia study programmed 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, internationalization, 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 with dementia study.
  • 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 processes

PG Cert in Dementia Study: 3 modules out of the nine modules in the MSc

Full Time

12 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, students will be awarded by the University of Stirling.

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

For professionals already working in the field and careers/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 careers.

Dementia and the environment (A) 

This module created was in response to a rapidly growing interest in the social and physical environments inhabited by people with Dementia and their significance for living well. Recent years have witnessed a dramatic restructuring of health and social care, including a steady shift away from institutional forms of care for people with Dementia and towards higher levels of care provided in the person with Dementia’s own home. Such changes have important implications for anyone working in the field of dementia care. 

Topics for discussion in the module include ageing and the environment, the importance of place in person-centered care, architecture and design, home and housing, interior and exterior design and the role of outdoor space in supporting people living with Dementia. We will also discuss assistive technology in dementia care and the ethical issues surrounding the use of technology. 

Critical and creative approaches to Dementia (B) 

This module provides a foundation for the course as a whole and has a focus on two interlocking themes. We begin by exploring different critical perspectives on Dementia and their underlying theoretical context. We consider the various ways in understanding Dementia and approached in fields such as medicine, psychology and the social sciences and examine the implications for dementia care policy and practice. Students are encouraged to make links to their own professional or caring situation and to consider how these different approaches to Dementia might further inform their work. 

The relationships they develop with people living with Dementia. In the second part of the module, we turn to consider the role of creativity and the arts in dementia care. The aim here is to demonstrate and explore the diverse ways in which the skills have become embedded in dementia care and the opportunities they offer for supporting and working with people living with Dementia. 

Critical and reflecting thinking in dementia studies (C)

This module runs across the first year of the postgraduate programme in dementia study. The aim is to introduce students to critical and reflective thinking in dementia study. Students will be able to develop skills in essential reading and writing and enhance their ability to synthesize, reference and cite literature adequately. 

They will be encouraged to use these academic practice skills to reflect critically on creative approaches to Dementia. The online learning community will for this module, as others, be a source for students to discuss ideas, draw on others’ experiences and reflect on their academic practice. 

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.


Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.


Full Course Fees

The full fees for 3 Modules


  • 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


Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students


Full Course Fees

The full fees for 3 Modules

Local Students


  • 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.

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.


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

Payment Methods

Telegraphic Transfer

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

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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