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    Master of Dementia [M7X]
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    Master of Dementia [M7X]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time




    Distance Hobart

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 1.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 20,410  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Dementia [M7X]


    The Master of Dementia offers a research-enabled, cross-disciplinary understanding of dementia and its impact on individuals, societies and governments. Graduates will possess a range of knowledge and perspectives, and deep insights to the nature and quality of evidence which underpins them, to inform their professional and personal support for the needs of people with dementia. Experience in critical appraisal and design of research allows graduates to choose the best information and evidence, or to design research where the evidence is lacking. As expectations increase around person-centred care, and decision making informed by a deep knowledge of dementia, a variety of leadership and design opportunities may become available for those with postgraduate qualifications in dementia.

    The Wicking Dementia Centre

    The rising prevalence of dementia is creating new challenges and a pressing need for change in the way our systems and practices support people who live with dementia. This program will equip you with the expertise to lead transformation, based on the latest evidence.

    Course information:

    • Fully online and flexible with modular content suitable for a wide variety of study approaches
    • Easy to navigate and accessible across a range of devices
    • Personal perspectives highlighted in assessments linking acquired knowledge to individual contexts.
    • Relevant and up-to-date course information


    Entry Requirements

      Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

      English Language Requirements  

      For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

      Course Specific Requirements

    • A bachelor degree in a health discipline, social work or psychology (AQF7/equivalent from a recognised institution)
    • A bachelor degree (AQF7 equivalent) in another field, PLUS EITHER a year of full time (equivalent) work experience in dementia/aged care, neurobiology, heath systems/services or public health, OR successful prior completion of four units from the Diploma of Dementia Care (M1D)
    • We recommend that candidates complete the Understanding Dementia MOOC prior to enrolment, if their previous degree is not related to dementia.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    We anticipate career outcomes that incorporate deep knowledge of dementia as an element of leadership, depending on the student's background, and drawing on the research literature to inform practice and design. These may include:

    • Senior manager roles, coordinator roles or operational management positions for residential care or community facilities
    • Government or private roles focusing on designing and implementing policy and governance
    • Roles that lead, inform and design practice around care, with a strong person-centred focus
    • Senior clinical roles and clinical leadership (for students with a health-professional background), driving evidence-based practice and clinical redesign
    • Articulation to research higher degrees or other research-focused pathways, drawing on research design and critical evaluation skills

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 20,410 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Master of Dementia [M7X]

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