Dementia (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)

M.Sc: 1 year full-time / M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip: 2 years part-time / P.Grad.Cert: 1 year part-time


This M.Sc./PG Dip/PG Cert in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

Career Opportunities 

This course prepares graduates from the nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, chaplaincy sector to specialise in the field of dementia with dementia-specific knowledge, skills and values to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice.

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Study Dementia (M.Sc.) at Trinity

An introduction to TCD, School of Nursing & Midwifery and the programme learning outcomes.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Director

Dr Eimear McGlinchey

Closing Date

30th June 2023

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Admission Requirements

Current registration on the appropriate division of NMBI live register.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS. When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. *This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.
Minimum of one year's professional experience in supporting persons with dementia within the past two years
For the duration of the course all applicants are required to be working in an area where dementia care is delivered.
Normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. social, health or pastoral care. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in the field of dementia care may be considered with a lower class degree or equivalent
Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they will have the ability to complete and benefit from the course
All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
•    IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
•    TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
•    University of Cambridge:
                                        Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
                                        Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
•    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
•    Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
•    An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2022/23 applications in light of test centre closures.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

+353 1 8962692


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