Taught course

Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence launched in September 2017 and has built on our teaching experience over the last decade. From September 2018, we are pleased to offer this course as a PG Certificate and PG Diploma as well.

The course is delivered by the Centre for Violence Prevention, whose 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.

We promote the importance of the link between academic learning to real-world practice. You’ll apply your new skills and knowledge when working with victim/survivors and perpetrators of abuse.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Holly Taylor Dunn
01905 54 2693