Taught course

Advanced Child Protection Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Social Policy
Qualifications
MScPCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Ordinarily an upper second-class degree (or higher) or a postgraduate diploma degree (or higher) from a UK university or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances a 2(ii) degree would be considered subject to the candidate having significant child protection experience.

As some of the learning tasks are integrated into actual practice, all applicants will need to be employed in, or have negotiated access to, an organisation that undertakes or contributes to child protection work. Candidates not already employed in a child protection organisation will need to supply a written agreement from the relevant organisation prior to registration.

Applicants will need to supply the names of two references on headed notepaper and include a short personal statement with their application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This masters programme in Advanced Child Protection Studies is designed to develop students’ specialist knowledge within the field of child protection and safeguarding. It will interest those who are currently employed, involved, or interested in the field, whether in a leadership, practice, or support role.

It is taught by experienced practitioners and experts in the field and provides students with the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest. There are four 30-credit modules over two years (two each year) and a dissertation in year three to achieve the MSc.

This child protection masters course is an online and distance learning programme, which combines innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction with the tutor and fellow students. Students are provided with the same level of teaching as received by those on campus with the additional benefit of having the flexibility to study anywhere at any time.

No specialist knowledge in technology is required, students just need to have access to the internet and know how to use it. Learning activities are structured to provide simplicity and students are supported throughout the programme.

Information for international students

English language requirements - Students must have IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
30 months

PCert

distance learning
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

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