Taught course

Safeguarding and Promoting Children's Welfare

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed by two members of the course team. To apply for this course you should have either a second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed route or offer a relevant professional qualification and / or substantial experience in a field appropriate to your proposed route. Non standard entry qualifications will be considered.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Safeguarding and Promoting Children's Welfare is for all professionals who work with children in a health, social care or public context. 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.

Study on this course reflects the change in emphasis in safeguarding and promoting children's welfare through integrated services. As well as enhancing your own professional development, this course helps you to guide and support others in your profession in respect of their safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

This programme aims to be supportive of safeguarding board strategy and you are encouraged to draw upon work-based learning and focus your development upon leadership and service improvement. A masters level programme in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children thus allows you develop your practice in a variety of service and community settings.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Unviersity of Bolton
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809