Child Care Law and Practice
Applications are welcomed from appropriately qualified and experienced childcare professionals from areas including, but not limited to, social welfare, law, criminal justice and healthcare. Applicants should normally have a 1st degree with 1st or 2nd Class Honours or equivalent and/or relevant professional qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the standard criteria will, however, be considered.
Taught component: compulsory modules: foundations and principles of childcare law and practice (30 credits); contemporary issues in childcare law and practice (30 credits). Optional modules: children looked after (30 credits); youth justice (30 credits); education law (30 credits); children and medicine (30 credits). Research component; dissertation (60 credits).
Assessment is based on coursework and a dissertation. There are no exams. Assessment of each taught module is by written assignment of about 5,000 words each. A choice of essay titles is provided for each block. In the research year the emphasis is on independent research: there is a research methods assignment of 2,000 words formatively assessed and a dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The pass mark for all assessments is 50 per cent.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Keele Campus||Keele||ST5 5BG||West Midlands|
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