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MA Health and Community Studies
Months of entry
You will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.
Reasons to study Health and Community Development Studies at DMU:
- Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests - choose from two pathways
- Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
- Our experienced practitioner and research-based staff and diverse range of practice-related modules enable you to achieve planned change through the process of education, development and practice orientated research - ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives
- Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals, worldwide, from a variety of settings, including: sexual health, mental health, disability, drug abuse, parenting education, youth work and community development, children’s centres, housing and homelessness, youth offending and domestic violence
- Benefit from an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work
There are two pathways to choose from:
- The generic pathway; offering the greatest flexibility
- The management pathway; includes bespoke management modules and a management-focused dissertation
Core modules include:
- Theory and Practice of Community Development - introduces students to key concepts explored in relation to practice, policy and National Occupation Standards
- Issues of Health and Well-being - introduces key concepts of health and well-being and the context of youth work and community development
- Health and Social Research Methods - introduces strategies and methods of social science research commonly used in social and healthcare settings
You will also choose from a diverse range of option modules, (some are offered biennially) depending on your preferred pathway and specific career interests, including:
- Mental Health
- Contemporary Social Issues
- Global Issues in Youth and Community Development
- Managing Race and Diversity
- Anti-oppressive Practice
- Management of Services and People
- The Negotiated Module
Please contact us for option module descriptions and further information. For completion of the full MA, you will also be required to undertake:
Dissertation - Students must choose a health related topic identified in discussion with academic staff.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Department
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