Safeguarding in an International Context

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

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13200 GBP/year
6900 GBP/year
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The first course of its kind in the world, the MSc Safeguarding in an International Context at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is ideal for agencies involved with the protection of people. Delivered completely by distance learning, you can study from home, making it accessible worldwide. 

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The  MSc Safeguarding in an International Context at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  can be undertaken over 2-5 years, exiting with a Master of Science (180 credits). It consists of some core modules, which have to be taken by each student. These include a research module and an introductory module in either safeguarding children or safeguarding vulnerable adults in an international context. 

Issues such as trafficking of people and international collaboration between agencies are high on the global agenda. International safeguarding involves a variety of topics that can be explored in this programme. As this course incorporates modules from a variety of Schools across the university, you’ll be able to follow a path which is of personal interest to you or will be of use in your area of employment.


  • To promote the evolution of an safeguarding specialist who is adaptable and responsive in recognising international safeguarding issues.
  • To promote the development of a safeguarding specialist, who is socio-politically aware of international safeguarding issues, has the values, attitudes, skills, knowledge, professional confidence and personal motivation commensurate with safeguarding practice. 
  • To support students to critically reflect and synthesise evidence-based outcomes to support effective problem-solving and decision-making skills within a multidisciplinary arena.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable adults in an International Context
  • Safeguarding Children in an International Context
  • Safeguarding Psychology Project
  • Trafficking of People
  • Safeguarding – Investigation of Child abuse
  •  Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Online Environment

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to study at postgraduate level applicants are expected to have an honours degree, or equivalent (a portfolio of evidence may be submitted for consideration), as a minimum entry requirement

  • International students are required to have English at: IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no individual component below 6.0.
  • A maximum of one third of the programme can be Accredited Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L. Please discuss this with the course leader.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of  .

Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)


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Safeguarding in an International Context
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)