I have found Edge Hill University, and its Faculty of Health and Social Care, to have a good student support structure with great facilities and resources, as well as staff who are really helpful and make it a warm and welcoming place to study.

“I was looking for a course that would support my multi-agency role, whilst also developing my skills and enhancing my career prospects, and felt that the MSc Integrated Children and Young People’s Practice would suit my needs perfectly.

As I am a manager within children’s services at a local authority I found the availability of part-time study really beneficial too, it allowed me to work full-time and meet family commitments alongside gaining my qualification.

I found that the modules studied encouraged me to learn about new areas, they took me out of my comfort zone and expanded my knowledge-base which was really good, whilst the reflective element of the course allowed me to examine my current skills and improve my practice methods. The opportunity to study with colleagues from other service areas helped me to understand a number of different professional perspectives too!

When I graduate I am hoping to progress further in a management role and believe that the enhanced knowledge I have gained in a number of different areas, as well as how they relate to and impact on one other, will be of great benefit to me.

For my dissertation I chose to focus on an area that relates directly to one of the teams I manage, so there’s no doubt it will come in useful in terms of developing that aspect of my work.

I have found Edge Hill University, and its Faculty of Health and Social Care, to have a good student support structure with great facilities and resources, as well as staff who are really helpful and make it a warm and welcoming place to study.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for MSc Integrated Children and Young People’s Practice.