The MA in Child Care Law and Practice from Keele University also aims to develop research and analytical skills and to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level. It is taught by members of the School of Law and a variety of guest lecturers. The MA in Childcare Law and Practice is an interdisciplinary course that attracts students from a wide variety of professional backgrounds.
The central aims of the course are to update and enhance knowledge of relevant law and research literature and to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to further develop and critically reflect upon their skills, as applied to a variety of areas and settings in work with children. It also aims to promote anti-discriminatory practice, inter-agency understanding and interdisciplinary working.
The programme is structured in a way that allows students to maintain full-time employment while studying, with teaching for each module taking place over an intensive 3-day period. The programme, therefore, is designed to appeal to both the ‘conventional’ postgraduate student and specifically, those already engaged professionally in this area of activity, in social work, health, the legal profession or otherwise.
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- Foundations and Principles of Childcare Law and Practice
- Contemporary Issues in Childcare Law and Practice
- Looked After Children
- Children and Medicine
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- 24 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There are no fixed closing dates for the majority of our courses, however some courses may become full and close early.
DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Public Law Legal Studies View 444 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Applications are welcomed from appropriately qualified and experienced childcare professionals from areas including, but not limited to, social welfare, law, criminal justice and healthcare.
- Applicants should normally have a first degree with first or second-class honours or equivalent and/or relevant professional qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the standard criteria will, however, be considered.
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.
- UK - PT £5,500 (Year 1 £3,800, Year 2 £1,700)
Living costs for Keele
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.