London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Women and Child Abuse

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in theoretical frameworks, research, policy and practice approaches to woman and child abuse; whilst the main focus is on the UK, intellectual and practical approaches from across the globe are drawn on; courses encompass all forms of violence against women and child abuse, including sexual exploitation, domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful traditional practices; the course content and required work is cross disciplinary addressing sociology, social policy criminology, criminal justice, gender studies and social research.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject; experience of developing/delivering policy or service provision in the field; a degree in an unrelated subject and lower qualifications may be acceptable if balanced by extensive relevant experience; applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English. All applicants are interviewed, but importance is also placed on the statement of application. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

Course modules

Modules include: Violence against women (issues, research and policy); sexual exploitation of children and young people; sexual violence (causes, consequences and interventions); researching communities. Optional modules: collecting life histories; protecting children; researching women�s history; children and families (policy and practice); finding gender in the archives; women, gender and human rights; evaluation (principles and practice); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment approaches vary according to the aims of each module and how it is delivered; examples include essays, group or individual presentations, course work and seen examinations; a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words is to be submitted at the end of the course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,650 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,400 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 850 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202