Developed in partnership with the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), the programme has a fresh, engaging curriculum that draws from a variety of disciplines and approaches including child and youth care, social pedagogy, sociology, psychology, health, education, social work and social policy.
You'll develop a theoretically informed, practice-based understanding of issues related to the social, political and cultural contexts of children and youth.
The programme considers and examines theoretical and policy contexts, child development in the lifespace, critical reflection, relational practice, management and leadership, intervention methods and research methods.
You require a first degree or relevant professional qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study.
You’ll also require sufficient access to child care settings through which you can evidence programme and practice requirements. This will involve you working or volunteering in a child care setting either part or full-time throughout the duration of the programme.
Distance and Flexible learning
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Work and Social Policy