- Undergraduate Honours Degree (Second Class) or equivalent qualifications and experience.
- Applicants with HNC/SVQ3/SVQ4 qualifications will be asked to provide a supporting written assignment.
- Students with professional or academic qualifications other than social work will be considered.
Months of entry
Consensus is growing that residential child care practice is complex, challenging and requires requisite knowledge, skills and capacities of the workforce.
If children and young people are to have positive care experiences which improve their life chances, then those who care for them, and those who support those who care for them, must be supported in developing and maintaining that knowledge.
The MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care has been developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy alongside the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond.
The course is unique in the UK in offering a Masters-level award specifically in residential child care.
By taking this course, you can expect to experience development in your knowledge, skills and relational capacities in practice. You can also expect to contribute to professional leadership, practice development and research and evaluation in your own agency and possibly beyond.
Information for international students
This programme isn't open to international students.
Fees and funding
Fees for this programme are paid through a Scottish Government grant award (subject to continued funding) to the Centre for Looked After Children (CELCIS). No charges apply to students employed in residential child care settings in Scotland.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Laura Steckley