Research into dementia is increasingly being given funding priority, reflecting both national and worldwide emphases on the importance of improving care. The UK Government has pledged to be a ‘world leader in dementia care and research,’ and stated that by 2020 the UK should be ‘the best place in the world to undertake research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases’.
Our prestigious Division of Health Research is home to the Centre for Ageing Research and a number of staff who are internationally recognised experts in dementia. The PhD in Dementia Studies is your chance to work with these world-leading academics on the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within your area of professional practice.
Combining innovative distance learning and an annual academy held at the University, this part-time, flexible degree will help you to gain deeper critical insight into the theories, research and practices relating to dementia.
Undertaken on a part-time basis over the course of four to five years, the PhD in Dementia Studies begins with a complusory five-day induction academy at the University. Each of the subsequent academic years start with a complusory three-day autumn academy. The rest of the course is delivered via e-learning.
Our selection of taught courses will enhance your skills in up-to-date research techniques and provide you with knowledge that extends beyond a single discipline, so you’ll graduate with a wide range of skills that aid employability. Throughout your studies, we will support you as you enhance your leadership skills and effectiveness, and as you develop advanced skills in research design, practice and dissemination. You’ll foster critical approaches to the review of evidence and improve your written and oral presentation skills.