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Advanced Professional Practice in Safeguarding Adults - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course content

Do you want to improve the delivery of a joined up approach to Safeguarding Adults? Developed in partnership with employers and stakeholders, this course blends practice experience across a range of professions with academic knowledge. Designed with an inter-professional approach to learning, this course will enhance your professional practice, helping you to develop integration in organisational and practice settings to protect those most vulnerable and at risk of abuse and neglect in society.

Key features

  • Study alongside an inter-professional range of health and social care practitioners and develop your understanding of other professional groups' perspectives on safeguarding adults.
  • Informed and contemporary - this course has been developed in consultation with local employers and specialist practitioners in safeguarding.
  • Develop and apply your critical reflection skills in risk and decision making and application of the law. 
  • Learn from a research active inter-disciplinary team with international, national and local profiles who will support you to develop your research.
  • Benefit from an assessment strategy which blends practice experience and knowledge.
  • Make use of blended learning, combining short study blocks and distance learning technologies.
  • Balance work and other commitments by studying part-time over three years.

*As this programme is designed for qualified practitioners there is no requirement of a clinical placement component. Neither the programme nor any of its pathways lead to eligibility to apply for registration with a regulatory body.

Course details

Year 1

For further information on the modules that make up this programme please visit MSc Advanced Professional Practice module information.

  • Postgraduate certificate – to achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to earn 60 credits made up of the following core modules: Applying Evidence to Practice (20 credits), Advanced Critical Reflection, Risk and Decision Making (20 credits) and Application of Law and Policy in Safeguarding Adults (20 credits).
  • Postgraduate diploma - to achieve a postgraduate diploma, you will need to earn 120 credits. This must include the core modules Applying Evidence to Practice (20 credits), Advanced Critical Reflection, Risk and Decision Making (20 credits), Application of Law and Policy in Safeguarding Adults (20 credits), Project Design for Research (20 credits) and Advanced Practice in Safeguarding Adults (20 credits). The remaining 20 credits will come from an optional module of your own choice.
  • Master of Science - for a full masters degree, you will need to earn a total of 180 credits. You will study the same core and optional modules as the postgraduate diploma, with the final 60 credits coming from the Research Dissertation module.

Core modules

  • ADV702 Applying Evidence to Practice
  • ADV755 Application of Law and Policy in Safeguarding Adults
  • ADV756 Advanced Critical Reflection, Risk and Decision-Making

Year 2

You will take two core 20 credit modules and choose one optional module

Core modules

  • ADV715 Project Design for Research
  • ADV757 Advanced Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Optional modules

  • ADV752 Social Work Practice: Supported Study

Final year

  • Dissertation: ADV716 Research Dissertation (60 Credits)

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Safeguarding Adults pathway specification 5783

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.


Visit the Advanced Professional Practice in Safeguarding Adults - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Plymouth website for more details!

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