Advanced Child Protection (PCert)

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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About Advanced Child Protection at University of Kent

Location: Medway

The MA and other postgraduate courses in Advanced Child Protection attract national and international students with a variety of experiences in child protection. It provides students with the opportunity to access a diverse pool of knowledge in an environment that allows you to question and excel.

Reasons to study Advanced Child Protection at Kent
  • Benefit from access to the Centre for Child Protection's award-winning training simulations and innovative learning tools.
  • Our flexible study programme includes distance-learning and part-time options enabling you to study while working. 
  • Learn from high-quality video lectures from experts and leading academics.
  • Online access to academic journal articles, book chapters and e-books.
  • Study at a Centre which has worked in partnership with the NSPCC, the NHS, the Home Office and Kent Police (Special Branch).
  • Shared learning with students who are multi-agency child protection practitioners working in health, education, social care, law enforcement, humanitarian crisis and community based organisations.
  • Opportunity to share knowledge and hear the latest research in the field.
What you'll learn

Our MA gives a 360-degree perspective on child protection, introducing you to the viewpoints of academics, practitioners, organisations, parents, children and young people, integrated with contemporary research theory and policy. You'll understand the impact that technology has on protecting children, and consider the effect of the globalisation of the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable children.

During your studies, you are encouraged to develop advanced communication skills, reflective analysis and the critical use of research. We also promote the confident use of direct work skills with adults and children.


2 years part-time

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Transferable skills

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What students think about University of Kent

    Inspirational teaching - Patrique Tanque from Brazil is studying for a BSc in Forensic Chemistry.

    “Choosing Kent was an easy decision. The forensic programmes are ranked among the best in the UK and have a high graduate employment rate.

    “The teachers bring fresh ideas and up-to-date materials from real cases to enrich the lectures. They are keen to help out and always make sure we are getting plenty of support.

    “I was very fortunate to be awarded an International Scholarship, which meant I could dedicate myself to my studies.”

    Academic excellence - Stephanie Bourgeois from France is studying for a BSc in Biochemistry.

    “I like the approach to teaching here; academics are happy to answer questions and to interact with students. I find the lectures very motivational, they pique your curiosity and for me the exciting bit is going to the library and pursuing the things you are interested in.

    “The lecturers at Kent are excellent. You get to know them well and, as you move through the course, they are able to guide you towards projects, ideas or career paths that they think you will like.”

    Specialist research - Sally Gao from China is studying for a PhD in Electronic Engineering.

    “I have been very lucky with my supervisor, Professor Yong Yan, who is a world-class expert and the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in instrumentation and measurement.

    “Professor Yong Yan has helped me to become a better researcher. I am inspired by his novel ideas and constructive suggestions. Under his supervision, my confidence has grown through such milestones as my first set of experiments, writing my first research paper and attending my first conference.”

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