Taught course

Youth Work and Community Development

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from a work environment or from a voluntary setting environment.

Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting.

All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

All applications should be supported by a reference, a template can be accessed on the webpage.

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course will help you become a professionally qualified youth and community worker, increasing your employment potential for diverse roles across the public and voluntary sectors. It is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA).

You will participate in a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment and undertake two challenging placements, developing skills for working in complex and dynamic environments. Within the modules you will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, build a sophisticated knowledge of effective practice and management approaches, debate how youth work and community development can and has responded to shifting government policies and learn how to support inclusive practice that can inspire positive social change.

Alongside the modules runs a professional development programme providing further opportunity for you to critically analyse recent developments in the field and to exchange experiences with colleagues and practitioners. In addition, you will gain an understanding of conducting practitioner research and undertake a dissertation.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £5,200
International students
Full time: EU £5,200 Non EU £10,500

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Admission Enquiries
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 812 3113