BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Violence Reduction)

Successful graduates of this specialist degree will become leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit.

Violence and aggression within health and social care is a well recognised problem and practitioners are increasingly being expected to demonstrate a greater understanding of the causes of violence and aggression.

The BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Violence Reduction) is a flexible degree programme designed to meet the development needs of practitioners and educators who work across all health and social care sectors, as well as those directly concerned with risk assessment, management and security.

You will develop your knowledge and skills related to the recognition, reduction/eradication of aggression and violence in line with current legislation and best practice guidance.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 6 Years June Newport City C
UCAS Code Study Mode
2021
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 6 Years June Newport City C

Violence and aggression within health and social care is a well recognised problem and practitioners are increasingly being expected to demonstrate a greater understanding of the causes of violence and aggression.

It is anticipated that successful graduates of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice – Violence Reduction course will become leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit.

  • Part 1 – Core Module - Understanding Violence and Aggression (NP3S013). 
    This module aims to examine theoretical models of violence and aggression and to evaluate the evidence base of the epidemiology, causation and prevention of violence and aggression applied to a diversity of groups in health and social care settings. Attendance / contact time 1 week – related study & assessment in students practice area (per academic year) 

  • Part 1 – Core Module - Violence Reduction: Practice and Principles (NP3S014).
    This module aims to examine the impact of physical restraint on physical and mental well-being and to discuss the effectiveness of a range of strategies and models in the teaching of physical – non-physical violence reduction interventions, recognising the practical, professional, legal and ethical issues related to the prevention and management of violence and aggression. Attendance / contact time 1 week – related study & assessment in students practice area (per academic year)

  • Part 1 – Core Module - Violence Reduction and Organisational Management (NP3S017).
    This module aims to develop theoretical and working knowledge of the ‘organisational imperatives’ in relation to the prevention and management of violence and aggression It enables critical analysis of the legal framework in which organisations function and evaluation of the factors influencing organisational responses to violence and aggression. Attendance / contact time 1 week – related study & assessment in students practice area (per academic year)

  
Successful completion of Part 1 (the 3 core modules) will attain the BSc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction) non-Hons. You must complete Part 2 (a dissertation) to obtain an Honors degree.  
 
Part 2 – Optional 

  • Dissertation:
    This module enables an examination of a substantive area of the students own practice through a process of systematic analysis via a dissertation based on the achievement of negotiated criteria. The study will comprise practice-based and theory-based components agreed with an allocated academic supervisor and conducted in the student’s area of practice. While the module is optional, students are advised to reflect on their performance / grades over Part 1 when electing to continue with more intensive and self-directed study.  Attendance is not required although meetings at the University can be arranged with the supervisor by mutual agreement. 

Teaching

Teaching approaches vary according to the topic and student needs. They include interactive tutorials, student-led seminars, critical incident analysis, resource-based learning materials and a variety of group-work activities.

Accommodation may be available should you require it, or there are numerous hotels within walking distance of the course venue. Please note: fees for accommodation are exclusive of course fees and it is the student’s responsibility to secure accommodation after their place has been confirmed.

Successful completion of Part One (modules one, two and three) will attain the BSc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction). You must complete the dissertation to obtain an Honours degree. 

Qualifications at Level 4 and/or 5 (certificate/diploma) are considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account via Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).

For full details and a discussion of your personal circumstances, role and requirements, please email John Allen to arrange a suitable time chat over the phone. Additionally, you are welcome to attend one of our Open Evenings or by arrangement, visit for an informal chat.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU:  £660 per 20 credits

August 2020 - July 2021 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU:  £680 per 20 credits

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

  • Email Course Leader, John Allen, to arrange an informal telephone chat to discuss your circumstances and/or details of the course. 

  • When applying, please ensure you complete the application and include scans of references and qualifications, or your application may be delayed.
     
  • Applications are advised at least 6 - 8 weeks prior to any course commencement (commonly late April/early May) to ensure consideration and processing to enrolment. Applications can be taken up to the week prior to course commencement in June of any year, however, late applications may delay enrolment and your access to university systems.
     
  • If you're unsure as to whether you meet the entry requirements, contact the Course Leader to discuss your circumstances. 
     
  • Ensure that for the duration of the course that you can: meet entry criteria; meet the course & related fees; attend the contact periods; can engage with the study and assessment periods; are essential considerations prior to your application. 

Please apply directly for this course. 

Admissions statement

It is anticipated that successful graduates of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Violence Reduction) will become expert practitioners, educators and leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit. A number of our students have progressed to become Specialists and Team Leaders as well as creating and maintaining successful private business and undertaking doctoral studies in the subject area.

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