The Safeguarding and Security MA at London Metropolitan University will familiarise you with the contemporary debates and policy initiatives surrounding the identification and protection of vulnerable populations. The course will guide you through the factors that lead to societies constructing and recognising categories of vulnerability, eventual legislative responses and practical protection. You'll reflect critically on the identification of people and populations who are most at risk and gain an understanding of the relevance and practicality of resilience strategies.
This course will enable you to view a range of adult and child safeguarding interventions from the perspectives of cultural violence to the criminalisation of the vulnerable. You'll understand how social inequalities and health care problems impact on vulnerable populations and learn to employ research methodologies for evaluation of violence and institutional abuse.
Your knowledge of multi-agency approaches and interdisciplinary focus will give you a competitive advantage in your career. You'll be able to work in areas including child and adult protection, health and social care, risk management, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, civil service, policy research and private sector management.
After the course
Career opportunities are available across the private and public sectors, local authorities, civil organisations working with vulnerable children and adults, safeguarding adult boards (SAB) and the justice system.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- 12 months
- 24 months
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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.
International13250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time (per 20 credit module)
- UK / EU: £995
- International: £1,470
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