An Honours degree with one year’s post-qualifying experience in the field of safeguarding. Applicants without a degree level qualification or equivalent might be required to undertake preparatory work and/or a written assignment to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in any single component, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.
Months of entry
• Aims to meet the needs of the current practitioner working in the field of safeguarding, and has been designed in consultation with key health and social care employers and experts in the field of safeguarding.
• There are suggested routes through the course with regard to your specific specialism; however you may choose a module or two from the other route after discussion with the course leader to develop your specific learning needs further.
• Involves service users and carers who are instrumental to the delivery of the course, as they are involved in the teaching and part of the management committee.
• Invites practicing managers and specialists within the field of safeguarding to deliver teaching which explores innovative ways of assessment and intervention.
• Incorporates the research carried out within the Centre for Applied Childhood,Youth and Family Research and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences, which is of the highest standard and nationally and internationally recognised.
This course provides the opportunity for health and social work professionals, as well as others working in safeguarding fields to analyse and evaluate the current state of knowledge, UK policy and practice in this area.
The course aims to link theory, research and policy and helps you to consider the nature of child welfare and safeguarding, multidisciplinary approaches and integrated theoretical and practice frameworks. This also emphasises anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice and empowerment, and takes into consideration agency mandates and your individual learning and practice needs and interests.
Information for international students
The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in any single component, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Assistant (H392 and H393)
- 01484 472272