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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    London Metropolitan University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Safeguarding and Security MA will offer you the opportunity to study in an established and interdisciplinary environment. You'll develop a strong conceptual framework for exploring contemporary safeguarding issues at theoretical and practical levels.

This course will provide a valuable continuation to undergraduate study of sociology, criminology, psychology and related disciplines, allowing you to apply your academic knowledge in an arena of current and controversial debate.

More about this course

Our MA course will familiarise you with the contemporary debates and policy initiatives surrounding the identification and protection of vulnerable populations. The course will guide you through the factors that lead to societies constructing and recognising categories of vulnerability, eventual legislative responses and practical protection. You'll reflect critically on the identification of people and populations who are most at risk and gain an understanding of the relevance and practicality of resilience strategies.

This course will enable you to view a range of adult and child safeguarding interventions from the perspectives of cultural violence to the criminalisation of the vulnerable. You'll understand how social inequalities and health care problems impact on vulnerable populations and learn to employ research methodologies for evaluation of violence and institutional abuse.

Your knowledge of multi-agency approaches and interdisciplinary focus will give you a competitive advantage in your career. You'll be able to work in areas including child and adult protection, health and social care, risk management, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, civil service, policy research and private sector management.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through coursework and a dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words. The dissertation forms a key element of your master's degree. It allows you to gain in-depth knowledge of your chosen topic and is to be completed over the summer study period.

Accelerated study

You may also be accepted on the basis of relevant education and experience. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) could also be accepted for modules in a relevant subject.

Where this course can take you

Career opportunities are available across the private and public sectors, local authorities, civil organisations working with vulnerable children and adults, safeguarding adult boards (SAB) and the justice system.

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University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    119th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

You'll study in the heart of the UK's capital city, home to some of the world's biggest companies and where history and culture are found around every corner.
London Met has a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
Its dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, work opportunities, family and dependants.

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