NFQ Level 9, Minor Award
The Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is a part-time programme running over one or two academic years (9-20 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.
Students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits incorporating approximately 100 hours of structured contact time (approximately 1 day per month during term if taken over one academic year). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays).
Progression to the MSc (Dementia)
Following successful completion of the examinations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia, and subject to approval of the Programme Team, a student may opt to transfer to the MSc (Dementia), with exemptions granted for modules already taken.
A student previously conferred with the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia / Postgraduate Diploma in Dementia (exit award from the MSc) may register for the MSc (Dementia) within five years of completion, subject to approval of the Programme Team, with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years.
Exit Award from the MSc (Dementia)
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Dementia, to include modules CG6015 and CG6016, a student may opt to exit the MSc (Dementia) and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master's level must do so within 5 years of exiting the programme.
For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements.