Taught course

Safeguarding Adults: Law, Policy and Practice

Keele University · School of Law

Entry requirements

The MA in safeguarding Adults: Law, Policy and Practice, is open to graduates with a first or second class honours degree in a related discipline, or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Law offers a new Masters Degree Programme for social, legal, police, healthcare and other professionals working with adults. The course is specially designed so that it may be taken by those who are in full-time employment.

The central aims of the course are to update and enhance knowledge of relevant law and research literature and to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to further develop and critically reflect upon their skills, as applied to safeguarding adults in a variety of settings.

It aims to promote anti-discriminatory practice, inter-agency understanding and interdisciplinary working. The course also aims to develop research and analytical skills and to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level.

It is an interdisciplinary course comprising contributions from law, policy, practice and health. As part of the School of Law, the Centre for Professional Ethics (PEAK) will make an essential contribution to the course. Safeguarding adults work engages with a multitude of ethical dilemmas and understanding of key concepts such as ‘autonomy’ from a legal and ethical perspective are an essential theoretical underpinning to understanding of safeguarding and for competent professional practice.

Fees and funding



may be available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-48 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator