Taught course

Youth Work and Community Development

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

Entry requirements

You need to demonstrate that you can work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience.

Applications from individuals with no formal academic qualifications but extensive practical experience will be considered on an individual basis.

You must be engaged in at least 12 hours of appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week.

You should also normally have:

  • A commitment to anti-oppressive practice
  • Relevant and significant youth and community development 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

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The course offers flexibility with a professional qualification, enabling successful graduates to practice as qualified youth work and community development workers in the UK.

Reasons to study Youth Work and Community Development at DMU:

  • Professional validation by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognition by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC); ensuring your course is quality checked and meets a specific standard
  • Endorsed by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board (ESB) for Community Development Learning – the course meets nationally recognised standards, is high quality and provides continuous professional development desirable to employers
  • Achieve planned change and enhance your employment opportunities with modules specifically designed for staff in local authorities, the NHS, voluntary, third sector and non-governmental organisations; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice
  • Opportunities to study part-time or full time alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
  • Develop your practical and professional skills, putting theory in to practice with dedicated work placement modules
  • Develop as an innovative, progressive practitioner, able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals from a variety of settings including youth work, parenting education, children’s centres, sexual health, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, mental health, community development and domestic violence
  • Our teaching draws on the experiences of our diverse academic team; many of whom are actively engaged in professional practice, research and consultancy
  • Benefit from an international reputation for academic excellence in the field and over 55 years’ professional training experience

Qualification and course duration

MA

online
12-24 months

Course contact details

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