Taught course

Youth 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 12 hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week

You should also normally have:

  • A commitment to anti-oppressive practice
  • Relevant and significant field 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

Applications from individuals with no formal academic qualifications, but extensive practical experience, will be considered on an individual basis. You will need to attend an interview or participate in a telephone interview

You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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

Many of our graduates go into a wide range of senior posts in youth and community development work and in other related health and educational services in both the statutory and voluntary sector, all over the world.

Reasons to study Youth and Community Development Studies at DMU:

  • Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests and increase your employment opportunities - choose from two pathways
  • Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments mainly through flexible distance learning
  • Develop as an innovative, progressive practitioner, able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality
  • We have an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work
  • 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 and sectors, including: Parenting education, youth work, children’s centres, sexual health, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, disability, mental health, community development, domestic violence, local government sector, voluntary and not-for-profit sector and non-governmental organisations

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Department
Email
hls@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 257 7700