Child Care Law and Practice - MA

Keele’s popular and long-running MA Child Care Law and Practice is one of the few courses within the UK to adopt a truly interdisciplinary approach to children’s safeguarding, drawing on our academic expertise in law, social care, medicine and health. Predominantly focused on the UK legal jurisdiction, you will examine the legal and policy frameworks that affect children, their rights and the role of families. Ideal for recent graduates or working professionals, you can develop specialist knowledge and gain a recognised qualification studying flexibly over one, two or five years in short, intensive teaching blocks.

Month of entry

  • October

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Law

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £8,000 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

    UK - Part time: Year 1: £5,800, Year 2: £3,000

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years, Modular - Up to 5 years

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for September 2023 entry

Why study Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University?

Taught by staff with broad expertise in children's rights, child exploitation, international child law, healthcare and youth justice
Block teaching delivery allows you to study and work full-time and this course benefits from essay-based assessment
Discuss, share experiences and learn about different regional practices with a diverse student cohort
Opportunities to hear direct from guest lecturers with specialist practice and research expertise, including members of the judiciary
Keele is an internationally recognised centre for legal research with world-leading impact
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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