Taught course

Youth & Community Practice - Research and Leadership

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

A relevant degree and practice experience are required

Months of entry


Course content

An innovative and inspiring course for experienced and qualified youth and community workers who want to develop their expertise and chart a course to leadership roles.

This exciting MA provides the perfect learning platform for experienced and qualified youth and community work practitioners to develop expertise in their chosen area. You will be encouraged to critically analyse historical and contemporary evidence and theory to develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary youth & community work practice and to actively develop new and innovative forms of practice. The programme offers a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment informed by, and contributing to, international, national, and local perspective of youth and community work. You will undertake two projects where you will be able to develop and apply specialist knowledge in practice.

The teaching is delivered in four blocks, supported by e-learning. You will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, develop an enhanced knowledge of effective leadership approaches, critically evaluate responses to the changing policy context and develop enhanced skills in practitioner research. You will develop expertise in your chosen area through research in practice. Throughout, you will be encouraged to reflect on your role as a practitioner and question and critically evaluate your professional role. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work alongside people in communities to initiate sustainable social change.

Information for international students

International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Fees for International students: £14,500 per annum

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees UK students: £8,000 per annum

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01752 636700