University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Advanced Safeguarding

This course is designed to enable health and social work professionals and others in the safeguarding fields to analyse and evaluate the current state of knowledge, UK policy and practice in this area. The course aims to link theory, research and policy. Students consider the nature of child welfare and safeguarding, multidisciplinary approaches and integrated theoretical and practice frameworks. Study emphasises anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice and empowerment. The course also take into consideration agency mandates and individual learning and practice needs and interests.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree with 1 year�s post-qualifying experience in the field of safeguarding. Applicants without a degree level qualification or equivalent might be required to undertake preparatory work and/or a written assignment to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level. International applicants must have a 1st degree and 2 years experience working in child protection services. Students who were educated outside the UK, are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in any single component.

Course modules

Modules include: Consolidation in professional practice; reflections on practice (child welfare and safeguarding); methods for inquiry (postgraduate social work); dissertation; assessment and intervention in child safeguarding; contemporary issues in children's safeguarding; legal framework of child welfare and safeguarding; safeguarding children: policy and organisational context; contemporary issues in health and social care; international perspectives in health and social care; safeguarding; risk; legislation and policy.

Assessment methods

Assessment involves written assignments, a work-based assessment and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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