Your learning will be underpinned by a unique synthesising of psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive behavioural and social theories to examine the impact of being abusive or of being abused. The programme focuses on looking at practice and research from these theoretical perspectives and will consider abusiveness and its impact in different cultural and social contexts from childhood to older age.
The learning will be provided by a cross-disciplinary team that covers approaches from the social work, community and youth work, cross-sectoral arts, and therapeutic approaches including art and dance psychotherapy, psychodynamic, counselling and cognitive behavioural approaches.
Students are required to take 180 credits at Masters level. The programme can be taken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
Students will undertake the following core modules:
- Theories, Research and Policy - Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (30 credits)
- Research Methods (15 credits)
- Group Work: Power, Identity and Conflict (30 credits)
Students will then take three of the following optional modules:
- Working with Children in the Context of Domestic Violence (15 credits)
- Working with Adults in the Context of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (15 credits)
- Adolescents as Victims and Perpetrators (15 credits)
- The Impact of Trauma - Distress, Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth (15 credits)
Students will also complete a dissertation (60 credits)
Assessment is through a combination of extended essays, journals, reports, assignment and dissertation.
Download the programme specification. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.