What will I learn?

Developed by the Wicking Dementia Centre, an international leader in dementia education, the Master of Dementia is built on the perspectives of individuals, families, communities, health care systems and governments, as well as the neurobiology of brain disease.

An international perspective threads all units with global examples and statistics, including national approaches to common problems as well as cross-cultural and indigenous people’s views and experiences. Students’ learning will be personalized by flexible content choices and ‘My Context’, assessments which apply course content to individual students’ contexts.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Dementia will possess the skills and critical faculties to identify and evaluate primary evidence, international practices and appropriate resources to inform their professional and personal dealings in meeting and anticipating the needs of people with dementia. They will be capable of designing inquiries and research projects to provide necessary data for informed decision making.

All students and alumni of the Master of Dementia will be able to share their knowledge via online professional communities of practice, hosted by Wicking and available to them indefinitely after graduation.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Medicine

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 Years)

Tuition fees
A$12,000.00 (6,42,398) per year
AUD $18,210 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution (AQF7) or equivalent.

We recommend that candidates complete the Understanding Dementia MOOC prior to enrolment, if their previous degree is not related to dementia.

An IELTS score with an overall band of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) is required or other approved method of meeting UTAS English language requirements.

TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 65% (no individual score less than 60%)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities