The course is online and can be studied at a time and place that suits you. It is delivered by lecturers experienced in child protection practice. We’ll keep in close contact with you and you will always be able to contact members of the module team for guidance and support throughout your studies.
You will have the opportunity to share and discuss your experience and learning with other students from a range of professional backgrounds and geographical locations. This will be via online discussion forums, two online tutorials and an optional face to face study day offered usually mid-way through each module. You’ll also have access to Library facilities and a range of other University support services during your studies.
Studying one-module per trimester as a part-time student, you can choose to complete three modules and graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate or continue your studies (perhaps building upon credit achieved elsewhere) to complete a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. An MSc would further develop your leadership and decision-making skills, placing you in a strong position for advancing your career. With part-time study you can achieve an MSc in three years.
You will be assessed through academic writing including essays and reports, exams and assessments in clinical placements.
We work closely with local healthcare providers to organise placements, allowing you to put theory into practice, and you'll get to prepare in advance in our exceptional simulated clinical environments.
If you are interesting in volunteering and mobility opportunities there is a long summer holiday in Year 2 to allow volunteering, mobility placements outwith Lothian and Boarders, or with international organisations in Year 3.
For further information please contact Lindsey Robb, Lecturer in Child Protection, L.Robb@napier.ac.uk