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Advanced Child Protection Studies MSc/PGDip/PGCert (distance learning)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

This masters programme in Advanced Child Protection Studies is designed to develop students’ specialist knowledge within the field of child protection and safeguarding.

This programme aims to equip you with advanced knowledge that will enable you to work effectively in the field of child protection, whether this is in the area of practice, management, research, or service development. It aims to facilitate the development of higher-level critical analysis skills, and to develop your capacity for knowledge-informed practice and more original thinking in relation to the complex issues that arise in the contested field of child protection.

The Advanced Child Protection Studies programme is designed to appeal to the more experienced professional already engaged in this area of activity – for example in social work, policing, law, education, nursing and health. However, those with an academic interest in the area (for example social policy, law or criminology graduates) are also encouraged to apply, subject to being able to satisfy the requirements of the various modules

The course is taught by experienced practitioners and experts in the field and will provide you with the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest. There are four 30-credit modules over two years (two each year) and a dissertation in year three to achieve the MSc.

It is an online and distance learning programme, which combines innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction with the tutor and fellow students. You will be provided with the same level of teaching as received by those on campus with the additional benefit of having the flexibility to study anywhere at any time. No specialist knowledge in technology is required, you will just need to have access to the internet and know how to use it. Learning activities are structured to provide simplicity and you will be supported throughout the programme.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Employability

The course particularly offers successful candidates the potential to:

  • enhance their careers through developing an expert or specialist child protection role in the work place
  • develop a research or development role within child protection or safeguarding organisations
  • further develop their academic studies in the field of child protection, safeguarding and child welfare

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,500per 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 Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 84 10

    11th out of 79 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    142 69%

    18th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    137 79%

    17th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    9th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%

    68th

    49

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