Violence Against Women: Issues, Research and Policy (short course)

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Why study this course?

If you work in specialised services for women and children who have experienced violence then this course is an ideal step to expand your understanding and knowledge. It is aimed at those working as policy makers or delivering services at local, regional or national levels, as well as those who are intending to establish careers in these sectors.

This course, delivered by specialist lecturers, provides a comprehensive introduction to theory, research, policy and practice. On completion, it can serve as a stepping stone towards a postgraduate qualification.

More about this course

This course will introduce you to research on multiple forms of violence. It will cover different types of violence against women, as well as its prevalence and consequences. This will include research on intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM) and crimes in the name of honour. The course will address explanatory frameworks and perspectives (including human rights) and critically assess current policy approaches.

Assessment

Assessment is through coursework, which will consist of a 500 to 750-word briefing for policy makers and a 3,500 to 4,000-word essay. The assessment is not compulsory if you are taking the course as a short course. The assessment is necessary, however, to achieve 20 credits as part of the Woman and Child Abuse MA.

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, which is also taught at postgraduate level as part of London Met's Woman and Child Abuse MA.

Who's this course for?

Our courses are aimed at professionals currently working in the statutory or voluntary sector who wish to:

  • conduct internal evaluation, monitoring and small-scale research projects
  • develop and extend specialist services dealing with child and/or woman abuse
  • undertake policy development at a local, regional or national level where you have responsibility for delivering support and advocacy services, coordinating multi-agency forums and/or improving the response of the criminal justice and/or health sectors
  • deliver government and/or agency policy commitments with respect to safeguarding children, addressing domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence against women

Course structure

Module details to be agreed

What our students say

"The course exceeded my original hopes and expectations. The knowledge of the staff within the unit was not only academic but was also informed by frontline work in the violence against women sector. This experience gave a depth and a passion to the lectures and course materials."

"The course has been rigorous and thorough and very enlightening. It strengthened my academic reading and writing, and vastly improved my knowledge of the subject. The quality of the teaching is excellent."

"It has really shaped my way of working and given me so much important knowledge and awareness, and a conviction that we can all make a difference."

After the course

Former students have gone on to:

  • work in specialist support services for women and children who have experienced violence
  • jobs in research on women, children and violence against women
  • work in social care settings, ie mental health and social work
  • lead on policy on violence against women and/or child abuse
  • set up non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in their country of origin to support women's rights
  • undertake PhDs

Course dates

This course is delivered from 10am to 5pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2020
  • Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November 2020
  • Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December 2020

The teaching methods will include group work, lectures, guest lectures, workshops, and audio-visual material. Case study material will be supplied as well as recommended reading to support each session.

 

 

How to apply

Please download the London Met Enrolment Form 2020-21 and send to fsshshortcourses@londonmet.ac.uk‌.

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

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



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 on the course.