Taught course

Applied Professional Studies (Child Welfare and Protection)

University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Students must be working in or have experience of working in a child welfare and protection context. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

Months of entry


Course content

A part-time, flexible course from a leading Scottish child protection hub aimed at experienced professionals involved in child welfare and safety who are seeking to improve and develop practice. This course responds to the recent review of National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland and recognises the need for an integrated response to child welfare and protection. By studying the latest theory and best practice in child welfare and protection, you will be able to make improvements to your own practice. For example, you will be encouraged to use what you have learned to develop strategies that promote better outcomes in cases of abuse and neglect. The University of Stirling hosts Scotland’s national child protection agency, WithScotland, and as such is a centre for expertise in this critical field.

Information for international students

•IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill •Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C •Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B •Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component •IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months

Course contact details

Duncan Helm
+44 (0)1786 467681