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Our MA Woman and Child Abuse was the first of its kind in Europe, and provides a solid grounding in theoretical frameworks, policy and practice approaches. The course covers all forms of violence against women and child abuse, including sexual violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, trafficking and harmful practices. Reflecting our own work in CWASU, the MA explores what is known about these forms of abuse, the contexts in which they occur and the connections between them. While the main focus is on the UK, intellectual, policy and practice approaches from across the globe are also explored.

MA Structure and Delivery

To gain the Masters seven modules must be completed. Six taught modules, each worth 20 credits and a dissertation – which counts as one module but is worth 60 credits. Four core modules must be taken (see below) along with one designate module (chosen from a designated list) and one elective module -which means you can choose any postgraduate module offered by LondonMet provided it fits well with the MA overall.

All of our core modules are taught across 3, 2-day blocks (see dates below), but designate and elective modules are often delivered differently – weekly for example, you will need to check these when you come to programme your study.

The course is led and delivered by Dr Sukwhant Dhaliwal, Prof Liz Kelly and Dr Maria Garner and Jo Lovett. We also include guest lectures from prominent activists, academics and practitioners from across the field of Violence Against Women and Children.

MA Core Modules

For full details and to make your application visit the online course page.

Questions?  email us.


Short Courses

Our core modules are also available to take as short courses and dates for 20/2021 are listed below. These are particularly useful if you are considering doing the MA but want to get a taste of what we offer, or if you don’t meet the entry requirements for the MA, successful completion of a short course can be a pathway to the MA. Practitioners across the field of VAWG also find our short courses valuable for deepening their theoretical and contextual understandings and strengthening their practice.

Our programmes of study are ideal for those who are working in specialised services for women and children who have experienced violence, in policymaking or delivery at local, regional or national levels, or anyone wanting to establish careers in these sectors.

To inquire and book one of our short courses follow the links below.

Short Course Dates for 20/2021

Violence Against Women: Issues, Research and Policy

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October  2020

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th November 2020

Thursday 10th & Friday 11th December 2020

Researching Violence and Evaluating Interventions (coming soon as a short course)

Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2020

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November 2020

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th December 2020

Sexual Violence: Causes, Consequences and Interventions

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th February 2021

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th February 2021

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th March 2021

Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People

Thursday 6th & Friday 7th May 2021

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st May 2021

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th June 2021


Delivery During COVID – 19 Pandemic

In line with University guidance due to COVID-19 we are currently planning to deliver all our teaching online for semester one (Oct-Jan). However the situation may change and we cannot guarantee that this will be the case. We will update information as soon as we know.