12 months
16225 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Safeguarding and Security programme at London Metropolitan University enables you to explore safeguarding issues, identify vulnerabilities, and assess policy and intervention methods in relation to child and adult protection. You can also choose to explore related topics that interest you, such as cybercrime, sexual violence and exploitation, mental disorders or resilience.

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If you’re looking to advance or start your career in adult or child protection, this is the safeguarding course for you. You'll be able to work across a number of sectors including health and social care, risk management, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local authorities, the civil service, policy research and private sector management.

This Safeguarding and Security programme at London Metropolitan University allows you to learn about a wide range of contemporary safeguarding issues. You can explore everything from child abuse to modern slavery and criminal exploitation, cases of abuse within sports, and safeguarding in care homes.

In addition to looking at policy and frameworks, you’ll have the opportunity to analyse controversial debates around gender violence, vulnerabilities of refugees, plus culturally sensative safeguarding issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.

Our team of experienced lecturers will guide you through the factors that affect different vulnerable groups of people, such as children, young people, the elderly, people with physical or mental disabilities and migrants or refugees. By learning how to identify the people and populations who are most at risk, you can then begin to identify suitable resilience strategies.

Where this course can take you

Safeguarding is now a central concern across a range of institutions, including the public sector, private companies, NGOs (eg Amnesty International), charities and sports. Safeguarding roles are growing and this master’s degree can help you break into this area of expertise.

On successful completion of this course, you could work in a safeguarding role at schools, higher education, sports clubs, local authorities, charities, NGOs and social care.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Policies, Regulatory Framework for Safeguarding
  • Social Responsibility and Interventions
  • Vulnerabilities and Risks
  • Criminological Research Methods
  • Researching Violence and Evaluating Interventions
  • Further Research Methods
  • Dissertation in Safeguarding and Security
  • Explaining Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) honours degree in a relevant discipline of social sciences such as criminology, sociology, law or psychology or possess relevant professional qualifications.
  • a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Applications are also welcome from those who have experience working in the criminal justice system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16225 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK: £1,035 per 20 credits
  • Int: £1,805per 20 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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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