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3 years

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SAFLSOMS

MSc Safeguarding: Leading Safer Organisations

Please note, the application deadline for February 2023 intake is 31 January 2023. The course is open to international students and details of associated fees will be available shortly.

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Part-time

3 years

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Course Code

SAFLSOMS

Ms Sarah Lepley - Programme Leader/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Ms Sarah Lepley - Programme Leader/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Work

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Welcome to MSc Safeguarding: Leading Safer Organisations

The safeguarding of children, young people, and adults at risk of harm, protects them from neglect, abuse or harm. The MSc Safeguarding: Leading Safer Organisations is aimed at leaders in medium-to-large organisations in the third sector who interact with this demographic as a business.

The programme aims to help leaders develop and implement the skills needed to introduce safe practices and cultures that seek to protect those who are at risk, as well as equip businesses with the processes to protect against allegations, should they occur.

The University of Lincoln has developed this course in collaboration with a range of key organisations including the Church of England, the Methodist Church of Great Britain, The Princes Trust, Save the Children, ActionAid International, and Lincolnshire County Council.

How You Study

This part-time Master's programme will be delivered through a mix of blended learning, primarily online with facilitated discussions between the student and academic member as well as larger groups.

After an initial two-day induction, learning will move to an online delivery for half a day per week during the academic year. Learning will also take place in the form of practical, evidence-based application of concepts in the workplace, with academic support throughout.

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Leadership and Safeguarding in an Organisational Context 2022-23HEP9008MLevel 72022-23This module seeks to build on students' understanding of safeguarding concepts. The focus is to consider organisational contexts and leadership and aims to help senior leaders develop a systematic understanding and knowledge of safeguarding processes as applied to their leadership approach and their organisation.CoreSafeguarding for Senior Leaders 2022-23HEP9009MLevel 72022-23This module explores key safeguarding concepts including ethics, policies and processes for children, young people and at risk adults in order to understand the impact on people who are affected by them.CoreApproaches to Research 2023-24HEP9010MLevel 72023-24This module gives students an opportunity to critically evaluate knowledge, evidence, and research in relation to safeguarding practice. It will help students develop an informed understanding of research, with a particular focus on the causations of vulnerability and into the efficacy of various interventions and services. Additionally, it aims to equip students with the theoretical, generic, and specialist methods and skills to carry out research and thus prepare them to undertake a guided, independent, research study based on safeguarding practice, should they progress to the dissertation phase.CoreCreating Safer Organisations and Teams 2023-24HEP9011MLevel 72023-24This module seeks to help senior leaders develop a systematic understanding and knowledge of the importance of effective team working and understand how effective teamwork can enhance safeguarding processes.CoreSupporting People Affected by Safeguarding 2023-24HEP9012MLevel 72023-24This module aims to help senior leaders develop a systematic understanding and knowledge of the impact on people affected by safeguarding concerns, and aid their understanding of how to create an organisational support mechanism. The module will consider power structures and will focus on anti-oppressive approaches and empowerment of minoritised communities.CoreNational, Global and International Context of Safeguarding for Senior Leaders 2023-24HEP9013MLevel 72023-24Students can learn how to develop a systematic understanding and knowledge of safeguarding processes as applied to their leadership approach and their organisational context with a focus on international and global contexts.OptionalProtecting Children and Adults at Risk of Abuse in Faith-based organisations 2023-24HEP9014MLevel 72023-24Students can consider and address the unique circumstances of faith-based organisations with regard to safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk.OptionalSafeguarding: The Media and Public Relations 2023-24HEP9015MLevel 72023-24This module aims to develop senior leaders understanding and knowledge of media responses, in the event of a safeguarding concern the organisation is able to adopt an appropriate strategy or response.OptionalSafeguarding Dissertation 2024-25HEP9016MLevel 72024-25The dissertation module is the final module of the programme and builds on learning from all of the other modules. This module specifically aims to build on the earlier Approaches to Research module and provides students with the opportunity to deliver their research plan. Further research knowledge and support will be provided through teaching and supervision. Dissemination will also be promoted through the assessment tasks.Core

How you are assessed

A range of assessment approaches will be used during the course. All assessments are designed to be relevant to you within your workplace and it is planned learning will be enhanced by learner blogs (audio, video, and written), group work and learner led formative assessments to culminate in summative essays and presentations.

Features

Individual learners will use ongoing reflection and critical analysis, enhanced by subject matter experts, guest speakers and industry leaders who will expand their knowledge base in their leadership role. The course is designed to facilitate collective learning across the cohort whilst offering the benefits of remote attendance.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

You should have or be about to complete a recognised undergraduate with honours or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor honours degree qualification.

Or, if you do not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, you will be able to demonstrate extensive experience of leading complex organisations. The course team will discuss any learning needs you may have to enter this level of study.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification.

If you do not have an English language qualification we will also consider applications with the following on a case by case basis:
- A degree qualification taught in English
- Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language.

Interviews

Eligible applicants will be required to participate in an interview with the programme team. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss the rationale for applying for the course and also mention any learning requirements you might have.

Depending on applicants' individual needs, interviews can be conducted online or in person at the University's Brayford Pool Campus. 

Features

The course will offer learners the opportunity to explore safeguarding and leadership applied to their context. Research of the concept, principles, and models of safeguarding that are directly applicable in the leadership context will be explored throughout the course. Optional modules in Year 2 are expected to offer more specific areas of focus that directly relate to institutions in sectors such as faith, sport, the arts, NGOs, and the voluntary sector.

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Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.