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Safeguarding in an International Context MSc

Safeguarding in an International Context MSc

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Distance without attendance | Preston Campus | 3 years | SEP-22

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Child Protection Older People (Social Work)

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Safeguarding in an International Context course explores the challenges of working across international borders to protect vulnerable children and adults.

This programme is only available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study.

Issues such as child abuse, cybercrime, human trafficking, modern slavery and smuggling are high on the global agenda. Protecting vulnerable children and adults from exploitation often involves working collaboratively across international borders with multiple agencies – from the police to the judiciary, customs and excise, and internet service providers.

The aim of this course is to help you become a safeguarding specialist who is socio-politically aware, adaptable and responsive in recognising international safeguarding issues. It’s an ideal professional development opportunity for any who’s involved in the protection of people in a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency working environment.

Why study with us

  • This course is delivered entirely through distance learning, so it’s accessible worldwide and you can study from home.
  • We offer a wide range of optional modules, so you can follow a path which is relevant to your area of employment or of personal interest to you.

Future careers

After completing this course you’ll have developed the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a truly multi-agency, multi-disciplinary environment, working effectively across international borders.

This will open doors to a range of UK-based and worldwide careers in organisations involved in identifying criminal activity, tracking down offenders and protecting vulnerable children and adults.


In this module, you'll study the issues and policies relating to international safeguarding of vulnerable adults. You'll produce findings to consider appropriate strategies. You'll put procedures in place to work in the arena of safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£867 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full-time fee is £14500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent such as a portfolio. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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