MSc Dementia Leadership in Practice

This MSc in Dementia Leadership in Practice is innovative online programme that offers you a stimulating and contemporary curriculum designed to appeal to a diverse inter–professional audience. The programme is intended to appeal to all clinicians work in all sectors of care to enhance the quality of life and care for all in this challenging area of service provision.

The MSc Dementia Leadership in Practice degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details


Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One-year, full-time
Two-year, part-time

Modes of study



Coursework, written reports and assignments / presentations and online assessments

How to apply

To apply online, please visit: online or contact or for more information


Key Information

  • You will develop the leadership and management skills to influence clinical practice and apply clinical expertise, as well as problem solving and decision-making skills and knowledge
  • Understand approaches to diagnosis, assessment, approaches to living better, potential interventions and service delivery
  • Gain the systematic skills and knowledge required to work in a health and care context
  • Learn to critically appraise and synthesise research evidence in order to analyse, evaluate and apply principles of inclusion and law of rights appropriately
  • Critically evaluate dementia experience, policy and practice on a local, national or international scale

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to appropriately source, research, understand and utilise contemporary evidence relevant to dementia, as well as demonstrate an in-depth awareness of the local and national policies, processes and systems that impact on care and support 

Our MSc Dementia Leadership in Practice has three entry points:
• MSc Certificate in Dementia Leadership in Practice
• MSc Diploma in Dementia Leadership in Practice
• MSc Dementia Leadership in Practice

How it is taught

The MSc in Dementia Leadership is taught via online teaching, with lectures, tutorials and learning materials accessible via BPP University’s online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Students will complete assessments, which have been designed to enable critical reflection and application of theory to practice in all aspects of their work practice.

Students will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is an academic member of staff from the University to aid them with understanding their responsibilities and directing them to appropriate support.

A minimum of two one-to-one tutorials will be provided to support you throughout each term and will be provided via Skype, online or by telephone.

Students will be required to keep a reflective log of study hours and work completed. This will form part of the one-to-one tutorial time scheduled throughout the modules.


  • The concepts of timely diagnosis and support - 30 credits
  • Enriched environments for living better with dementia - 30 credits
  • Research methods and critical analysis - 30 credits
  • Leadership and advocating for change - 30 credits (Optional)
  • Risk, resilience and recovery - 30 credits (Optional)
  • Communities, rights and inclusion - 30 credits (Optional)
  • Dissertation - 60 credits

You should hold a minimum or equivalent of:

  • Registered Nurses with current registration to practice completed at Diploma Level and above.

English language

  • If English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each element) score or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements
  • Provide evidence of instruction and assessment predominantly in English throughout education 

Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise on whether you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements for your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us.


  • Online

Full-time UK/EU students: £8,000
Part-time UK/EU students: £8,000

Additional Fee Information

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800
Resit practical assessment fee £100
Resit clinical assessment fee £250

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans are available for eligible Master's courses, allowing you to apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. 

If you are applying for a programme beginning before Spetember 2017

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,000

If you are applying for a programme beginning in September 2017 onwards

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at or for further information visit our student finance section

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University's Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company ( or Future Finance student loans**.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit this page.