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Ageing and Dementia Studies Professional Doctorate

Bangor University
5-7 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

Ageing and Dementia Studies Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate as a distanced learning pathway with e-learning modules seeks to offer an alternative route for advanced practitioners in the UK and overseas to gain an applied doctoral-level qualification and consolidate both their learning and expertise, as well as gain new insights and theoretical perspectives. It builds on contemporary research evidence underpinning applied practice, health behaviour and health related policy in relation to dementia care from the disciplines of mental health and health and social care management.

The Professional Doctorate is aligned with contemporary UK and Wales-based policy imperatives guiding the development of dementia care and responds to the educational requirements of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and other NHS organisations in the UK. The Professional Doctorate provides a distanced learning pathway with e-learning modules and access to the Research Summer School to provide a flexible mode of learning, involving partnership with the student’s host organisation. It also provides a range of exit awards that provide opportunities for tailoring a bespoke program of postgraduate education for clinicians and those seeking development towards the Professional Doctorate.

Main aims of the program:

To provide students with a rigorous framework for the development and synthesis of empirical, professional and organisational knowledge linked to ageing and dementia as the basis for the development of enhanced health and social care services.

Admission requirements

Admission by undergraduate degree

Successful completion of Bachelor degree (minimum 2:ii) with significant experience in health service development. Students will be expected to be working in a role which has the capacity to support achievement of the course aims and objectives, and to be able to demonstrate organisational support.

English Language Requirement

IELTS: 6.5 (with no element below 6.5) is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core modules:

(Postgraduate Cert)

  • e-Research
  • Social networks and communities for Health and Wellbeing
  • Successful Ageing, Resilience and wellbeing

(Postgraduate Dip)

  • Creative Approaches to Ageing
  • Positioning Dementia Care (e)
  • Evidence for Improvement

Optional Selection:

  • Managing transitions and Rehabilitation
  • Communication in Dementia Care (e)
  • e-Social & Behavioural Science
  • Managing complex transitions (e)
  • Culturally Sensitive Care (e)
  • Advancing Professional Knowledge
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Trials in complexity
  • Basic Trial Design
  • e-Epidemiology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a professional doctorate.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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