University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Studies

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics pertinent to interpersonal violence and abuse. The programme is unique in synthesising psychological, sociological and criminological perspectives in the exploration of the effects of being abusive or being abused. Students will have the opportunity to examine practice and research from these theoretical perspectives and will consider abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts across the lifespan.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional values and ethics; interpersonal violence and abuse studies; psychology of violent behaviour.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Award Part-time September 2016 - 6 months
Professional Award Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Professional Award Full-time September 2017 - 6 months
Professional Award Part-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

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Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144