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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
Bangor
English
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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

Tuition fees

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Scholarships & funding

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

Qualification

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

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Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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