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Advanced Residential Childcare

University of Strathclyde

Content

This course is unique in the UK in offering a Masters-level award specifically in residential child care. It has been developed to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond.

Consensus is growing that residential child care practice is complex, challenging and requires requisite knowledge, skills and capacities of the workforce. If children and young people are to have positive care experiences which improve their life chances, then those who care for them, and those who support those who care for them, must be supported in developing and maintaining that knowledge.

The MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care has been developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy alongside the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond.

Entry Requirements

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Those with HNC/SVQ3/SVQ4 qualifications will be asked to provide a supporting written assignment.

Professional or academic qualifications other than social work will be considered.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Blended learning

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work and Social Policy

SCQF Level

11