Taught course

Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

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Entry requirements

Prospective students will be required to have:

  • A relevant first degree gained at a 2.1 (or equivalent level) in a health related or social science discipline, or similar subject discipline

or

  • A relevant professional qualification and experience, including but not exclusively, Social Work, Police, Probation, Health and Education

or

  • Significant experience of working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic or sexual violence over at least 12 months.

You may also be required to provide an Enhanced DBS check subject to module selection.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Domestic and Sexual Violence degree aims to enhance your knowledge and skills to boost your prospects for a career working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence.

The course promotes the important link between academic learning and real-world practice.

This postgraduate course has built on our teaching and research experience over the last decade. The course is delivered within the Department of Violence Prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology in the School of Psychology. Staff specialise in a range of disciplines across this sector. Our reputation in research continues to grow, and you can expect to learn from, and be supervised by, leading academics in the field.

Key features

  • Aimed at those interested in the subject of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Suitable for those working with either victims/survivors, and/or perpetrators, adults, young people or children
  • Offered on a Part-Time and Full-Time basis
  • Delivered by classroom teaching and online learning
  • Study with peers from a diverse range of employment and cultural backgrounds

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of traditional face-to-face study days and innovative online learning sessions.

Each module will consist of four face to face teaching days (delivered in two blocks) in addition to online learning activities to be completed at your convenience. These sessions include activities such as: set readings, narrated lectures, video clips and discussion boards.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors can be arranged, either on campus, via skype or via the telephone.

Where could it take you?

Our Domestic and Sexual Violence degree will prepare you for a range of careers working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence, including:

  • Violence prevention
  • Victim support for survivors of abuse
  • Working with abuse perpetrators
  • Working with adults, young people or children in domestic abuse support roles
  • You will develop a range of skills on this course that should have an immediate and positive impact on your professional role.

For those who would like to start working in the areas of domestic or sexual violence, your increased knowledge and skill-set should prepare you for future job applications.

For those already working in this sector, you will enhance your ability to critically reflect on your professional practice and make valuable contributions to service improvement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111