This programme provides an exciting opportunity to study adult safeguarding at Masters level through the lens of law, ethics, policy, and practice. Applying a variety of perspectives, you will interrogate case law, statutes, and law reform processes, academic research, policy documents, work practices, and professional guidance, in order to develop and enhance your critical and practical awareness of adult safeguarding.

Each year we are delighted to have a number of guest speakers to teach on the MA, who are nationally and internationally-renowned experts in their fields. In recent years, for example, we have invited guest speakers such as Alex Ruck Keene, Professor Suzy Braye, Professor Wayne Martin, and Dr Margaret Flynn to contribute to the programme.

Aims of this course

The aims of this programme are to introduce key principles of interdisciplinary socio-legal research methods and scholarship, facilitate the development of higher-level critical analysis, and develop the students’ capacity for original thinking in relation to the complex issues arising in socio-legal scholarship. More specifically, the programme aims to:

DURATION: 1-year full-time


FEES (2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR): £16,000

SCHOLARSHIPS: £1,000 to £10,000