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Advanced Child Protection - PCert, PDip, MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.

The MA gives a 360-degree perspective on child protection, introducing you to the viewpoints of academics, practitioners, organisations, parents, children and young people, integrated with contemporary research theory and policy. The impact that technology has on protecting children as well as the effect of the globalisation of the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable children is considered throughout.

The MA has attracted national and international students, all with a variety of experience in child protection. The opportunity to access this diverse pool of knowledge, within an environment that allows you to question and excel, has made the Advanced Child Protection MA a success.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Programme aims

Our aims are to provide students with:

  • detailed knowledge of child protection and safeguarding research, practice and policy from a variety of inter-professional perspectives
  • the knowledge to understand, respect and reflect on the roles of all professionals involved in child protection and to explore methods of communication between agencies
  • advanced knowledge of contemporary child protection practice in the UK and globally
  • the ability, through the use of innovative techniques, to explore the potential complexities and risk involved in child protection assessment and to explore different methods of working
  • the opportunity to visit and revisit complex child protection scenarios, through the use of serious games, case studies, research, forum discussions and acted, filmed role plays, and the ability to apply knowledge from Serious Case Reviews to promote best practice
  • with opportunities to critically evaluate support, help and current intervention strategies in child protection
  • the ability to reflect on your own practice and situations that promote ‘hot cognitions’ in child protection and to explore how to react in an emotionally intelligent way
  • to critically evaluate research and theoretical perspectives in key areas of child protection work
  • the ability to work in a manner which respects diversity and equality.

Teaching and assessment

A range of assessment methods ensure that theory and research relate to contemporary professional practice.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 77 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 66%

    63rd

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    17th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    24th

    3

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