Gerontology with Dementia Care

University of the West of Scotland


Off campus, Lanarkshire Campus


The MSc in Gerontology with Dementia Care has been created in response to this demographic evolution and the difficulties faced by those living with dementia, their carers and their families.

This programme caters for a range of professionals with relevant experience and interest in working with older people living with dementia. Successful completion of this programme will present opportunities to access employment as advanced practitioners, researchers, lecturers and practice development professionals. It is intended for an internationally diverse audience of health, allied health, and social care professionals particularly those who have experience in caring for older people living with dementia.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Gerontology with Dementia Care

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Gerontology with Dementia Care

Entry Requirements

Normally, you are expected to hold an Ordinary bachelor's degree in a relevant subject. Applications are welcomed from graduates from all relevant disciplines with experience and/or interest in older peoples’ care provision.

Normally you will hold a first degree and should have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 years


School of Health and Life Sciences



SCQF Level