Sexual Violence (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course focuses on forms of sexual violence in childhood and adulthood. It can be taken either as a stand-alone short course or a module as part of the Woman and Child Abuse MA.

More about this course

The course will focus on forms of sexual violence in childhood and adulthood, exploring topics including:

  • incidence
  • prevalence and reporting
  • theoretical and explanatory frameworks
  • impacts and meaning for victims/survivors
  • persistence and change with respect to legal frameworks
  • the justice system and support services
  • perpetrators and approaches to prevention

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • develop and present an argument using key concepts and contemporary research data
  • critically assess changing legislative, policy and practice frameworks
  • recognise the similarities and differences between a range of forms of sexual violence in childhood and adulthood
  • draw on and apply explanatory frameworks and social science concepts


If you're taking this course as a module on the Woman and Child Abuse MA you will be assessed and accredited at an MA level. To gain the 20 credits for the course, you must pass both an individual presentation and an essay.

If you're taking this course as a short course, assessment is not compulsory.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course structure

Module details to be agreed

Further information

This course is accredited at an MA level as part of the Woman and Child Abuse MA.

How to apply

Please download the London Met Enrolment Form 2020-21 and email the completed version to

The cost for this course is £885. Please pay online through our eShop.

For more information on the course content, please contact the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit on +44 (0)20 7133 5014 or the course administrator via email to

When to apply

There is no official closing date for this course but you are advised to apply as early as possible, as we will only consider your application if there are places available.