Keele University

Keele University

Safeguarding Adults (Law, Policy and Practice)

The central aims of the course are to update and enhance knowledge of relevant law and research literature and to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to further develop and critically reflect upon their skills, as applied to safeguarding adults in a variety of settings. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice, inter-agency understanding and interdisciplinary working. The course also aims to develop research and analytical skills and to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level.

Entry requirements

The course is open to graduates with a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a related discipline, or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.

Course modules

Equality, discrimination, minorities; human rights in a global market; human rights and global politics; foundations and principles of child care law and practice; contemporary issues in child care law and practice; children and medicine; looked after children; youth justice; introduction to moral and legal concepts (in medical ethics and law); autonomy and paternalism (in medical ethics and law); life and death; public health; dissertation.

Assessment methods

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%.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,290 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,365 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,365 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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