Taught course

Family Support

Leeds Trinity University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

  • A good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area.

People with degrees in non-related subjects will also be considered, if they can demonstrate relevant paid or voluntary work experience and a commitment to study.

Additionally candidates without a BA/BSc may be considered where they can demonstrate evidence of equivalent prior learning and experience through Leeds Trinity assessment of APL.

  • be a practitioner with normally six-months’ experience of ongoing engagement in work with children, young people and families;
  • or have equivalent relevant paid or voluntary employment/work experience involving direct support of children, young people and families;
  • be able to work with groups of children and access support from experienced professional colleagues
  • support and agreement of employer through: confirmation of support for study, verification of experience and allocation of a mentor (pastoral support).

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Family support offers a flexible programme of study in a range of settings to support the acquisition of a postgraduate qualification to cater for the professional and academic development needs of family support practitioners and children’s services professionals.

Real world teaching and learning strategies will be developed, in consultation with stakeholders including families, local employers, providing specialist services in family support and early help.

Research active educators are in a position to ensure that our students will develop effective practice, underpinned by the​oretical knowledge and current research. As a team of experienced practitioner educators, working in a smaller institution, we are able to offer tailored support to meet the needs of busy working professionals, already experienced in the area of child and family support.
Course benefits
  • The MA in Family Support meets the need for professionals to develop the necessary academic and practice skills and competence to offer effective family support in a range of settings and to lead and manage family support services, which span social care, health and education.
  • Students undertaking this programme of study further enhance their ability to critically reflect, to learn from evidence informed practice and to contribute to the development of practice knowledge.​

Information for international students

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UK & EU Students:

​Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2016-17. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. These fees will be fixed for the duration of the degree course. Find out more​

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,000 for this course in 2016-17. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions team
0113 283 7123
0113 283 7200