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Accredited CPD Courses





Safeguarding Adults: Law Policy Practice MA

Keele University


This Masters degree programme, run by the School of Law, is designed for social, legal, police, healthcare and other professionals working with adults. The course is specially designed so that it may be taken by those who are in full-time employment. The central aims of the course are to update and enhance knowledge of relevant law and research literature as it applies to safeguarding adults in a variety of settings, and to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to further develop and critically reflect upon their skills. It aims to promote anti-discriminatory practice, inter-agency understanding, and interdisciplinary working. The course also aims to develop research and analytical skills and to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level. It is an interdisciplinary course comprising contributions from law, ethics, policy, practice, and health. The course is taught by staff in the School of Law at Keele, as well as a variety of external guest lecturers. In recent years, we have welcomed a number of guest lecturers including Professor Suzy Braye, Dr Margaret Flynn, Alex Ruck Keene, and Professor Wayne Martin.


Assessment is based on coursework and a dissertation. There are no exams. Assessment of each taught module is by written assignment of approximately 5,000 words each. A choice of essay titles is provided for each block. For the dissertation, the emphasis is on independent research – there is a research methods assignment of 2,000 words formatively assessed, and a dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The pass mark for all assessments is 50%.


180 credits

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