Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice in Child Protection

This course is for qualified practitioners currently working in child protection. Students appraise health and social policy; address ethical and professional issues; and the significance of societal responses to children and young people, and the circumstances that may endanger their welfare. As part of the programme students evaluate the effectiveness of legislation; policies; and procedures; and measures designed to regulate child protection practice in a multi-agency environment; locally; nationally; and internationally.

Entry requirements

Practising professional with an Honours degree in a science subject; or equivalent experience; current or recent experience in a child welfare or protection setting.

Course modules

Year 1: Child protection in context, exploring professional roles in practice, plus 1 core module. Year 2: Research methods, child protection - risk to reality, plus 1 core module. Year 3: Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,492 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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0333 900 6040