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MA Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

MA Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Abused / Battered Families (Social Work)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts.

This MA Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse is unique and represents the first psychologically informed programme of its kind. It is particularly suitable for people wanting to increase their grasp of the interplay between mental distress, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

This programme is also available via Distance Learning or by studying individual modules as part of a Continuing Professional Development plan.

The programme will offer a blended learning approach with a mixture of online and face to face contact. The online components will be largely focused on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge through computer-mediated activities via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The classroom-based content of the programme will have an emphasis on experiential and reflective learning which will help you understand the process of identifying, assessing and managing both perpetrators and victims. This aspect of the programme will be delivered in blocks (including some Saturdays) to make the study more accessible to working adults.

You may take individual modules separately (see below) or exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.

Skills

The MA will develop skills including:

  • a knowledge various theoretical perspectives
  • an understanding of cross-disciplinary work within the field
  • an understanding of the different international, cultural and social contexts from childhood to older age within the field

Careers

It is expected that a number of professionals will use either the course credit or the degree to supplement their CPD portfolios, which are a requirement for the majority of these professionals.

For workers with extensive experience this programme (or its constituent courses) will provide a sound basis in theoretical knowledge and current research which will help them develop their current work and increase their potential for further advancement in the field.

The UK has developed recognised forms of intervention in this field that have an international application and relevance. Issues regarding domestic violence and sexual abuse have an international public health and human rights dimension, which makes the programme internationally relevant.

Modules

Theories, Research and Policy - Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (30 Credits) - Core
Group Work: Power, Identity and Conflict (30 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,260

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£20,250

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students must also be able to demonstrate significant experience in either health or social care, psychological therapies, or experience from the third sector in a specialist abuse service. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.