University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Applied Studies (Child Welfare and Protection)

A part-time, flexible aimed at experienced professionals involved in child welfare and safety who are seeking to improve and develop practice. This course responds to the recent review of National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland and recognises the need for an integrated response to child welfare and protection. By studying the latest theory and best practice in child welfare and protection, you will be able to make improvements to your own practice. For example, you will be encouraged to use what you have learned to develop strategies that promote better outcomes in cases of abuse and neglect.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Year 1: Understanding children�s needs; understanding children�s experiences; improving outcomes for children and young people. Year 2: Risk and decision making; research methods and application; developing practitioner and organisational capacity. Year 3: From September to February students will complete a dissertation based on empirical research.

Assessment methods

Each of the modules is assessed by an assignment which is designed to test the student�s learning by application to practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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