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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    30 August 2019

The MA in Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People will enhance your knowledge and academic confidence. It provides specialist knowledge in children’s rights and participation and child safeguarding as well as an introduction to a broad range of practical, legal and theoretical approaches.

Aimed at practitioners working with children and young people who wish to update their knowledge or develop their ability to critique and innovate in their practice, the course is also suitable for recent graduates seeking to specialise in this area.

The course has local links to voluntary and statutory sector provision for children and young people in social work, education and health. It is also part of the European Network of Masters in Children’s Rights and through this provides opportunities to engage with international networks.  


Students have access to a well-stocked library and wide range of on-line resources including the latest journals in the field.

In addition to teaching through informal class based discussion and self-directed study there are options of:

  • A module co-taught with children and young people
  • A work-based learning module 
  • Research
  • Conferences and seminars

Students can access the seminar series run through the School of Social Work, Care and Community, where leading international scholars present their latest research to staff, students and practitioners.

The teaching staff have practice and academic experience and include some of the leading international authors in the field.

Each module has clear Learning Outcomes and the student is assessed through a combination of presentations and written assignments. The choice of assignment subject is open, to enable each student to focus upon their specific interest while evidencing they have achieved the learning outcomes. Each piece of work must meet the 50% mark to pass and assignments are submitted and marked electronically.

The wider benefits of choosing to study at UCLan include; lecturers who build confidence and skills in professionals who are returning to academic study. The peer support from other students and networking opportunities are significant. Free access to complimentary lectures and seminars with international researchers and academics. Library access 24/7 with online access to library resources, blackboard facilities, gym, student discount, complimentary software and study support.


This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

Visit the Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People - MA page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!




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