University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Integrated Practice with Children and their Families

This course is for professionals from statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies. It�s suitable for social workers, health visitors, doctors, nurses, CP liaison teachers and members of fostering and adoption teams. If you work in a residential, community, hospital or day care setting and you�re involved in safeguarding and other statutory assessments, the course will enhance your capability.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree plus a professional qualification. You should be working in a setting that supports your studies: parts of the course are assessed through direct work with children and their families or carers. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: integrated safeguarding; public law; out of home care; evidence-informed practice; child development and communication with children; parenting capacity; interventions to promote change; supervision and safeguarding.

Assessment methods

Teaching is conducted through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, small-group work and problem-solving.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)114 222 6402