Taught course

Applied Studies (Child Welfare and Protection)

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A degree and substantial experience in this area of practice. Applicants without a degree should have evidence of study at SCQF Level 10, for example, a Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare and Protection, or may be required to submit a piece of written work at interview stage. You are expected to word-process your own work for assessment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides flexible learning opportunities for experienced professionals to develop advanced levels of professional practice in work with (or on behalf of) vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Course Objectives

The course provides learning opportunities for experienced professionals to develop advanced levels of professional practice in work with (or on behalf of) vulnerable children, young people and their families. It establishes a knowledge foundation of key theoretical and practice frameworks which will be used to build critical engagement with a range of contemporary practice themes in inter-professional work to better understand the impact of abuse and neglect and to develop effective strategies to promote better outcomes.

Students will acquire a critical understanding of the theory and practice of child welfare and protection within a contemporary Scottish context. Contemporary national and international research and literature will inform your understanding and you will develop a critical and reflective understanding of the complex personal, professional, structural and organisational influences which impact on analysis, planning and evaluation in this critical area.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding

Participants will be either self-funding or will have sought funding from their employer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Veronica Collins
Email
cpdsocialwork@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467721