Taught course

Advanced Residential Child Care

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • 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.

MSc

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

UK students
£2,100
International students
n/a

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

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Laura Steckley
Email
laura.l.steckley@strath.ac.uk
Phone
00441414448654