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Safeguarding and Security

London Metropolitan University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13250 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
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About

The Safeguarding and Security MA at London Metropolitan University will offer you the opportunity to study in an established and interdisciplinary environment. You'll develop a strong conceptual framework for exploring contemporary safeguarding issues at theoretical and practical levels. 

Overview

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.

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
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Lower Second Class

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).
6

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

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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 

Funding

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