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MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding

MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding

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Full time | High Wycombe Campus | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Child Protection Youth Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Our MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding is now more relevant than ever, with recent changes in safeguarding legislation (i.e. the Care Act 2014), and the impact of high-profile enquiries, such as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and Child Sexual Abuse. Offered on a full-time or part-time basis, it's ideal for professionals who want to improve their knowledge and practice when working with vulnerable people.

This unique, multi-disciplinary programme attracts working professionals in a range of areas and roles. Our postgraduate students include social workers, nurses and midwives, early years professionals, police officers, and doctors who want to become experts in safeguarding.

The course also appeals to analytical people who enjoy problem solving and want to add to research in this vital area. We attract graduates from a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology and education. Your peers will help you develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the safeguarding system.

What will this course cover?

Our teaching staff are experienced professionals and lead research in areas such as healthcare, social care, education and policing. As such, their teaching is wide-ranging and informed by best practice.

You can expect to:

  • learn how to facilitate positive change and best practice in safeguarding
  • learn the policy, research and practice settings for safeguarding work
  • understand social behaviour and experience
  • understand the social causes of abuse
  • learn to identify risk indicators
  • understand how to a be a socially responsible social scientist
  • develop critical analysis skills.

The dissertation element of the programme may take the form of a work-based project, which will allow you to actively combine a critical theoretical analysis with reflective project work. This can also be an extended review of the literature on a particular topic.

The course aims to develop reflexive practitioners in community settings with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive change and best practice in safeguarding vulnerable people. The focus of the course will be on furthering an identity as a thorough safeguarding practitioner and understanding the principles, values and norms of being a socially responsible social scientist.

Modules

Critical Practice in Safeguarding
Comparative Safeguarding Studies
Applied Research Skills
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Leadership, Management and Professional Issues
Postgraduate Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We usually expect candidates to have a second-class honours degree in a related field or discipline. We also consider candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience. Because this isn't a practice-based course, you don't have to be currently working with vulnerable people to be accepted as a student.

University information

Buckinghamshire New University is an employability-driven institution, with strong ties to regional industry networks. The university works in close contact with its network of industry partners, and its curriculum is informed by these relationships, ensuring that the course content is always at the cutting edge of the field. The university has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 with a Silver Award, for...more