No formal qualifications or prior learning are required, but students need to demonstrate that they can work at Masters level. This can be done through the student having a first degree (2.2 or above) or through an agreed academic portfolio. You must also be engaged in 12 hours appropriate work (paid or unpaid) per week.
Months of entry
These courses offer a flexible, yet coherent, programme of study, with a professional qualification in youth and community development work upon graduation, which enables successful graduates to practice as qualified health/youth and community development workers in the UK. These very flexible distance learning courses can be studied part-time or full-time. They attract staff from across the UK from youth work and a variety of settings such as parenting education, children's centres, sexual health roles, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, mental health, community development and domestic violence.
The Youth Work and Community Development MA has a broader and generic focus on informal education, particularly for those involved in inter-professional work, in relation to work with young people and communities. Students will need to focus on this area, particularly when undertaking their dissertation.
The Youth, Health and Community Development MA focuses more broadly on wellbeing, social and welfare aspects of health, in relation to work with young people and communities. Students will need to focus on this area, particularly when undertaking their dissertation.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Graduates follow a wide range of senior posts in youth work/health and community development in both the statutory and voluntary sector. An MA is a recommended qualification for workers to hold senior positions
Course contact details
- Admissions Department
- +44 (0)116 257 7700