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MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding

Buckinghamshire New University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Our MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding is now more relevant than ever, with recent changes in safeguarding legislation (i.e. the Care Act 2014), and the impact of high-profile enquiries, such as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and Child Sexual Abuse. Offered on a full-time or part-time basis, it's ideal for professionals who want to improve their knowledge and practice when working with vulnerable people.

This unique, multi-disciplinary programme attracts working professionals in a range of areas and roles. Our postgraduate students include social workers, nurses and midwives, early years professionals, police officers, and doctors who want to become experts in safeguarding.

The course also appeals to analytical people who enjoy problem solving and want to add to research in this vital area. We attract graduates from a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology and education. Your peers will help you develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the safeguarding system.

What will this course cover?

Our teaching staff are experienced professionals and lead research in areas such as healthcare, social care, education and policing. As such, their teaching is wide-ranging and informed by best practice.

You can expect to:

  • learn how to facilitate positive change and best practice in safeguarding
  • learn the policy, research and practice settings for safeguarding work
  • understand social behaviour and experience
  • understand the social causes of abuse
  • learn to identify risk indicators
  • understand how to a be a socially responsible social scientist
  • develop critical analysis skills.

The dissertation element of the programme may take the form of a work-based project, which will allow you to actively combine a critical theoretical analysis with reflective project work. This can also be an extended review of the literature on a particular topic.

The course aims to develop reflexive practitioners in community settings with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive change and best practice in safeguarding vulnerable people. The focus of the course will be on furthering an identity as a thorough safeguarding practitioner and understanding the principles, values and norms of being a socially responsible social scientist.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

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

University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 83 12

    81st out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    99 57%

    78th

    34
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    30th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    119 60%

    48th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    5th

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