MSc in Advanced Residential Childcare

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Introduction

The MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care has been developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy, as one of the objectives of the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS).

The course is unique in the British Isles in offering a Masters level award specifically in residential child care. Students can expect to contribute to professional leadership, practice development and research and evaluation in their own agencies and beyond.

The Postgraduate Diploma meets the management part of the requirement for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for managers in residential child care.

Students need sufficient access to residential child care settings through which they might evidence practice requirements. However, these requirements are broad enough to allow those in external management or training positions to do so.

Course Content and Structure

Assessment is through a practice-based portfolio. Students need sufficient access to residential child care settings through which they might evidence practice requirements. However, these requirements are broad enough to allow those in external management or training positions to do so.

The course is of modular design and requires attendance at university for six to nine days per single module. Students are expected to complete eight taught modules over a 16-month period. A further eight months is allotted for completion of a practice-based dissertation. Students can therefore complete the Masters award in two years, although most take longer to do so.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are normally a first degree (minimum 360 SCOTCAT credit points) or qualifications and experience deemed equivalent. Students with professional or academic qualifications other than social work will be considered.

Fees for this programme are paid through The Scottish Executive grant award to CELCIS. No charge applies to Scottish students.

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

Laura Steckley, Course Director - MSc Advanced Residential Child Care
 Telephone: 0141 444 8654
 Fax:  
 E-mail: laura.l.steckley@strath.ac.uk

 

Linda Richmond, Course Secretary
 Telephone: 0141 444 8711
 Fax:  

 E-mail: l.richmond@strath.ac.uk

Application closing date for September 2014 entry is Thursday 28th August 2014.

Classes commence 8th September. 

 

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. 

for Sep 2013 entry to part-time MSc child and youth care studies (Admission Code : SWMSC4)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time MSc advanced residential childcare (Admission Code : SWMSC1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.