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Safeguarding And Promoting Children’s Wellbeing MSc

Safeguarding And Promoting Children’s Wellbeing MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Child Development (Education) Child Protection

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide up-to-date skills and knowledge for health and social care professionals from a range of relevant backgrounds, such as nursing, mental health and local authority staff, midwives and support workers. We work collaboratively with NHS North West and other NHS organisations to deliver a comprehensive programme that covers topics such as child care law, child protection, safeguarding, and issues that relate to child and family health and wellbeing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop professional knowledge, skills and confidence through critical thinking, policy analysis, problem solving, teamwork and leadership exercises, working on your theoretical understanding in lessons and applying this knowledge in practice with a focus on user and carer needs and experiences. To fit around your personal or professional circumstances, this course can be completed in single, stand-alone professional development modules at level HE7 or as a Master’s programme.

Course Highlights: This course is fully flexible and can be studied as stand-alone modules or as an entire Master’s degree, depending on your professional development goals. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from the programme’s strong strategic partnerships with local NHS organisations. Lessons are taught by experienced healthcare professionals and service users. On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded an MSc in Safeguarding and Promoting Child Wellbeing. Key Features: This course can be broken down into stand-alone modules at HE7 level and the credits used towards a higher award. Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.

Career Opportunities: The MSc Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Wellbeing is for all professionals who work with children and families in a health, social care or a public context. As well as enhancing your own professional development, this course is designed to help you to guide and support others in your profession in respect of their roles and responsibilities. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector. As a graduate, you’ll possess a wide range of skills such as communication, interdisciplinary team work, problem solving, and research skills. The course focuses on helping you learn to apply your skills to practical scenarios. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families - Core
Developing critical analytical skills for professional practice - Core
Dissertation - Core
Postgraduate Preparation for Research Design - Core
Child Protection Supervision - Core
Child Care Law in Practice - Core
Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have appropriate work experience. If they have a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice, then we’ll be happy to consider your application.

University information

The university was crowned University of the Year in Greater Manchester by Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018, as well as being awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Students are also very happy there, proved by their number one ranking for Greater Manchester ranking in the Complete University Guide 2019 for student satisfaction University of Bolton is a modern, town-centre campus, which offers a wide range of...more