Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice in Child Protection

Whether your background is in nursing, social work, police, education or the voluntary sector, this course will give you the in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and skills you need to practice at an advanced level. You will also develop the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy and to address ethical and professional issues. Through these processes, you will be better equipped to appreciate the significance of societal responses to children and young people, and the circumstances that may endanger their welfare. The course will help you to evaluate the effectiveness of legislation, policies and procedures, and all measures designed to regulate child protection practice in a multi-agency environment, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a qualified health or social care practitioner, who has a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme.

Course modules

Year 1: Child protection in context; exploring professional roles in practice; 1 core module. Year 2: Research methods; child protection (risk to reality); 1 core module. Year 3: Dissertation. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,893 per Credit (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh EH14 1DJ Scotland

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