London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in theoretical frameworks, research, policy and practice approaches to woman and child abuse; whilst the main focus is on the UK, intellectual and practical approaches from across the globe are drawn on; courses encompass all forms of violence against women and child abuse, including sexual exploitation, domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful traditional practices; the course content and required work is cross disciplinary addressing sociology, social policy criminology, criminal justice, gender studies and social research.

Course Modules

Modules include: Violence against women (issues, research and policy); sexual exploitation of children and young people; sexual violence (causes, consequences and interventions); researching communities. Optional modules: collecting life histories; protecting children; researching women's history; children and families (policy and practice); finding gender in the archives; women, gender and human rights; evaluation (principles and practice); dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject; experience of developing/delivering policy or service provision in the field; a degree in an unrelated subject and lower qualifications may be acceptable if balanced by extensive relevant experience; applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English. All applicants are interviewed, but importance is also placed on the statement of application. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,400  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,650  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £850  Module. First year home fees