The MA in Childcare Law and Practice is a popular and successful course. It has been fully revised and redesigned in line with other MA courses at the University to facilitate the exchange of modules and a longer period of individual research. The course also aims to develop research and analytical skills and to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at the doctoral level. It is taught by members of the School of Law and a variety of guest lecturers. The MA in Childcare Law and Practice is an interdisciplinary course that attracts students from a wide variety of professional backgrounds.
The central aims of the course are to update and enhance knowledge of relevant law and research literature and to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to further develop and critically reflect upon their skills, as applied to a variety of areas and settings in work with children. It also aims to promote the anti-discriminatory practice, inter-agency understanding and interdisciplinary working.
The programme is structured in a way that allows students to maintain full-time employment while studying, with teaching for each module taking place over an intensive 3-day period. The programme, therefore, is designed to appeal to both the ‘conventional’ postgraduate student and specifically, those already engaged professionally in this area of activity, in social work, health, the legal profession or otherwise.
DURATION: 1-year full-time
SUBJECT AREAS: Law
FEES (2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR): £16,000
SCHOLARSHIPS: £1,000 to £10,000