Taught course

Health and Community Studies L53072

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

There is no formal requirement but you need to demonstrate that you can work at Master's level. This can be done through having a first degree at a 2:2 classification or having a range of academic and work experience that enables you to handle academic material at this level and practice in a thoughtful and reflective manner. You may be required to undertake pre-registration modules prior to commencement or complete an agreed portfolio of learning. You are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to youth and community work.

MA Health and Community Studies

Months of entry


Course content

You take one core module, and up to six other modules depending on your chosen pathway. The course offers four pathways: research, management, advanced skills, and generic. The generic pathway offers the greatest flexibility. The research pathway includes taught modules in research methods and advanced research methods. You will consider practice-based, evaluative and academic modes of research. The management pathway requires you to take at least three management modules and complete a management-focused dissertation. The advanced skills pathway focuses on the development of individual practice. Attendance at launch days is compulsory.

Fees and funding

Students may be able to gain sponsorship from their employer.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Department
0116 2577700