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Course summary

This new course will be delivered by the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice, and their multi-talented team of social work, psychology, and research professionals. The course will provide a comprehensive and consolidated learning experience on children in conflict with the law through a developmental lens whilst also considering the implications for young people in conflict with the law as they transition to adulthood. Drawing from a variety of approaches and disciplines including social work and social policy, psychology, health, and law you'll develop a critical understanding of the rights of children and young people in conflict with the law, how well these are being upheld and existing challenges to being fully rights respecting. You'll also develop a theoretically informed understanding of the developmental pathways of children and young people finding themselves in conflict with the law alongside practice models of assessment, formulation, and intervention. As a fully online, part-time course, it offers you the flexibility to grow your knowledge, skills and continued professional development whilst maintaining existing professional and personal commitments. Ranked 3rd in the UK for Social Work (Guardian 2023)


Compulsory classes: Policy & legislative context, Developmental pathways, assessment & formulation, Intervention approaches.

Assessment method

Each module will be assessed using a range of written assignments.

Entry requirements

You'll be required to have a relevant undergraduate degree or professional qualification and demonstrate capacity for postgraduate study. As this is a fully online course, you'll also require access to a device/computer with sufficient processing capability and an excellent broadband connection.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £2433 Year 1
England £2433 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2433 Year 1
Wales £2433 Year 1
Channel Islands £2433 Year 1
International £2433 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the programme details on the University of Strathclyde website.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Children & Young People in Conflict with the Law at University of Strathclyde - UCAS