Distance learning Master's in Advanced Child Protection

Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way?

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums.

We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3900 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. From January 2016 MA applicants will be able to split the annual MA cost of £3900 across 10 even monthly payments, with the first payment of £390.00 needing to be made at the time of registration, and then subsequent monthly payments of £390.00, across the two years.  Applicants can negotiate which date in the month they wish to make the payment, accommodating for pay dates etc., by liaising with the income office when they attend the induction in January, or through email once they have been accepted onto the programme.

With focus on the welfare of the child as being paramount, the MA provides multi-agency practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a child-centred approach into their practice.  One of the defining features of the MA is the 360° perspective on the child protection system, integrating research, practice expertise and theoretical paradigms:

- Providing flexibility in how you study.
- Inter-professional teaching and learning.
- High quality video lectures from experts/leading academics.
- Thought-provoking activities promoting reflective practice and critical thinking.
- Online access to academic journal articles, book chapters and e-books.
- Access to the Centre’s award-winning (Guardian University Award Winner 2016 - Digital Innovation) child protection simulations, and innovative learning tools.

Programme Content

- Understanding social research
- Definitions, prevalence, causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect
- Contemporary child protection practice and policies
- New perspectives on assessment and observation
- Support, help and intervention
- The ‘unconscious at work’
- Dissertation on an agreed aspect of multi-agency child protection. Modules listed are not fixed and are updated annually.

Please browse our pages and apply on line or contact us if you have further questions or want to chat to a lecturer. We are interviewing right now for our January 2017 start!

Please email Tracee Green, Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the MA, on either t.j.green@kent.ac.uk or ccp@kent.ac.uk with any questions.

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