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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 online with facilitated discussions between students and academic members of staff, as well as larger groups.
After an initial two-day induction, online sessions will be delivered for half a day per week during the academic year. All learning is online and will 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.
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.
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 2023-24
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.
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.
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.
PG Cert Safeguarding: Leading Safer Organisations
The University also offers a PG Cert Safeguarding: Leading Safer Organisations for those who may be interested.
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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.