Taught course

Youth Work, Health and Community Development

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

Entry requirements

  • You need to demonstrate that you can work at masters 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 may be required to undertake pre-registration modules before starting or complete an agreed portfolio of learning in the form of a 2,000-2,500-word pre-course assignment, determined at application or interview stage
  • 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.
  • You will need to attend an interview - telephone interviews can be arranged if needed

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

Professionally validated and recognised, Youth Work, Health and Community Development places a focus on well-being and the social and welfare aspects of health in relation to work with young people and communities.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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