Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Sexual Violence: Trauma Informed Practice - MA, PGCert, PGDip

St Mary’s University, Twickenham    Faculty of Business and Law

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip, PGCert 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA in Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Sexual Violence: Trauma Informed Practice at St Mary’s University. This pioneering programme delves deep into trauma-informed practices, equipping you with the expertise to support victims and survivors effectively. From understanding coercive control to navigating modern slavery, you will explore a comprehensive curriculum alongside frontline service professionals and renowned experts. What sets this degree apart is its emphasis on wellbeing, offering tools to combat vicarious trauma and burnout. Stand out in your field with additional qualifications in stalking advocacy and modern slavery support. The diverse assessment methods ensure a well-rounded learning experience, preparing you for rewarding career opportunities in victim support services, law enforcement, social work, and more. If you hold a 2:2 honours degree or relevant professional experience, this programme is your gateway to making a real difference in the lives of those affected by domestic abuse and violence.

About the course

Build trauma-informed understanding of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual violence support with our domestic abuse MA.

You will focus on victims, survivors, and the staff that work with them, addressing a gap within frontline service education. Therefore, you’ll ensure better results and a sustainable sector.

You will cover topics like:

  • stalking
  • coercive control
  • so-called ‘honour’ based abuse (HBA)
  • sexual violence
  • technology-enabled abuse and modern slavery
  • relevant legislation
  • skills from frontline services such as risk assessments, writing safety plans, and working within multi-agency settings.

You will learn from experts working in frontline services and the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, law, or humanities. Undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may be considered. We will consider applicants with two years of relevant non-certified learning and professional experience in a relevant field of work, such as:

victim services
social services
third sector organisations.

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