Taught course

Community Youth Work - Not recruiting for September 2017 entry.

Ulster University · School of Applied Social and Policy Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Specific requirements for admission are detailed below. The University is keen to recruit candidates to this programme who may not meet specific academic qualifications but whose experience in the field may be relevant to the programme. All applicants to the part-time programme should be in the field at least 2 years and should meet the following conditions as regards their community youth work practice - be in paid employment for at least 16 hours per week for an employer within the Community Youth Work field; the nature of their work should include a range of roles and functions normally associated with professional youth work; - Have secured, prior to entry to the programme, support from their employers to be released to undertake the programme. This permission should include release for the ex-agency placement. Applicants will undergo a formal interview. The criteria for interview is as follows: Experience. Context of current employment. Understanding of youth work practice. The ability to analyse data and think critically. Evidence of taking the initiative in a ‘leadership’ role in an agency.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers students knowledge, skills, understanding and reflective practice in the field of community youth work and an opportunity to gain a professional qualification in community youth work. The programme has three main aims: 1. The development of effective professional practitioners in community youth work. 2. The delivery of a postgraduate programme that will challenge, develop and engage critically in issues that relate to the field of community youth work through informed and innovative methods of teaching and learning. 3. To enhance the professional skills and employability of community youth workers.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Breda Friel
+44 (0)28 7167 5765