Safeguarding in an International Context

1 Year
September 2024
Online 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.


Course delivery

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


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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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Academic expertise

Dr Jo Bryce
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Jo's research interests and teaching focuses on the psychological, social and forensic aspects of the Internet and related technologies, with a specific focus on their use by young people, associated risk exposure and internet safety. This aims to inform evidence-based approaches…

Dr Jean Duckworth
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jean is an experienced practitioner and academic with a background in Law (LLB), Bioethics (MA), Holistic healthcare (MSc) and a PhD entitled 'Straddling paradigms: an interpretive hermeneutic exploration of the experience of midwives practising homeopathy'. Jean teaches across …

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£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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