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Enhancing the safety and wellbeing of persons in care and custody

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Become the expert on improving outcomes in the management of people in your care

Join a Russell Group university with an excellent worldwide reputation in violence reduction, emergency medicine and critical care. Applications for September 2024 will open this autumn.

Become a leader in the service of managing persons in care and custody. Gain an in-depth understanding of the causes, antecedents, prevention, management and recovery from challenging and violent behaviours. We will provide the education and tools to improve and transform your own service from within and contribute to the broader debate of managing persons in care.

This programme will give you the ability to:

  • understand and apply the psychological, criminological, behavioural and medical aspects of challenging and violent behaviour
  • gain knowledge of the legal and ethical background and context of violence prevention and management strategies
  • learn about the medical considerations and implications of physical interventions and behaviour management
  • get insight into the subject’s experience of being in care or custody across a range of organisations
  • learn how to put together the best training package for your organisation
  • develop academic skills for studying at masters level

Why study at Queen Mary?

  • Learn from practising professionals and industry experts. In addition to a series of online lectures from academics, you’ll gain invaluable insight from guest speakers including mental health professionals, psychologists, forensic physicians and pathologists, and criminologists.

  • We work closely with linked NHS hospital trusts which means that our research and teaching is informed by an exceptionally wide-ranging and stimulating environment.

  • Join a dedicated international online student community from a range of different industries. You will gain a fresh perspective from people who work across these industries, and everyone brings with them their own experiences and knowledge.

  • Study part-time, online from anywhere in the world, and apply your knowledge directly to your practice. This enables you to improve your understanding while balancing this with your other commitments.

Start your studies in September 2024

If you'd like to start your studies next September, you can register your interest or submit your questions to the Admissions team. We will contact you again once applications open this autumn:

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