Taught course

Health and Community Development Studies

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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MA Health and Community Studies

Months of entry


Course content

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

Fees and funding

If you work in the NHS you may be eligible for funding from the Education Commission Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-36 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Department
0116 2577700