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Safeguarding in an International Context

1 Year
September 2023
Distance Learning

Our MSc Safeguarding in an International Context course explores the challenges of working across international borders to protect vulnerable children and adults.

Why study with us

  • This course is unique in its focus on global safeguarding issues including trafficking, safeguarding online, vulnerable adults, safeguarding adults and safeguarding legislation.
  • We offer a wide range of optional modules, so you can follow a path which is relevant to your area of employment or of personal interest to you.
  • The modules span various subject areas including Health, Law, Policing, Social Work and Psychology, as safeguarding crosses many specialist areas.

What you'll do

  • You’ll undertake six modules and a dissertation that has a focus on international safeguarding issues.
  • You can negotiate your assignment topics so that you can study areas of interest to you.
  • The course is delivered online so you’ll have the freedom to study at a time that suits you.

Module overview

Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

After completing this course you’ll have developed the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a truly multi-agency, multi-disciplinary environment, working effectively across international borders.

Fees and funding

Distance Full-time£7800 per year
Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Full-time£14500 per year
Distance Full-time£8,400 per year
Distance Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Distance Full-time£8,400 per year
Distance Part-time£933 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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