Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University

Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding

This course draws upon critical, liberal, feminist and human rights perspectives, while being firmly rooted in practice elements within the sector. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on work-based projects connected to students place of employment (or purported/desired place of employment). The students are encouraged to develop an ecological understanding of social behaviour and experience, which focuses less on individual factors than other perspectives and, instead, draws attention to the social causes of abuse and identification of risk indicators; the programme is informed by the areas of expertise of the lecturing staff in the social work, policing and community health teams and covers a range of optional areas of study including disability, victimisation, health etc; the dissertation element of the programme may take the form of a work-based project which permits the students to actively combine a critical theoretical analysis with reflexive project work.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.2 Honours degree in a social science; alternatively, candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 in writing).

Course modules

Year 1: comparative safeguarding studies; critical practice in child protection and adult safeguarding; advanced quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods and analysis. Year 2, optional module students can choose from: leadership and management in practice; challenges in childhood; contemporary issues in childhood and youth; governance in public services; individuals and communities; perspectives of childhood; public policy. Dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 10,500 per Academic year (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 8,750 per Academic year (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 £ 4,400 per Academic year (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
High Wycombe Campus HP11 2JZ South East

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