Taught course

Health and Community Development Studies

Institution
De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Demonstration of ability to work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally at 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience
  • You are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to work
  • You must be engaged in at least four hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week

You should also normally have:

  • A commitment to anti-oppressive practice
  • Relevant and significant health oriented work experience
  • Proven ability to reflect on practice, critically examine concepts of informal education and justice, awareness of social welfare needs in a youth and community development context.
  • You will need to provide written answers to interview questions or participate in a telephone interview.

You must complete a declaration form and enhanced DBS disclosure, and criminal record certificate (from your home country), before starting the course, which need to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy.

Months of entry

January, October

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

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Department
Email
hlsadmissions@dmu.ac.uk