Taught course

Youth and Community Work

University College Birmingham · School of Education and Community

Entry requirements

To be accepted on this course, applicants will need a good undergraduate degree either in the field of the Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and/or Leisure Studies. To be accepted onto the Postgraduate Diploma applicants require a degree or a Diploma in Higher Education or a Foundation Degree in a related field, together with at least two years substantial experience in a Youth and Community -orientated setting (or equivalent), with 'a bridging' module being available at Level 6.

Youth Work; The Elderly; Working with Disadvantaged Groups

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters degree has been designed to develop and enhance knowledge and professional competence for those who possess an undergraduate qualification in Youth and Community Work and/or a related field and who wish to gain a Masters degree level qualification within the sector. Specifically, this programme aims to critically evaluate and policy measures and professional practice in youth and community work and the Informal Education sector as a whole. As such, the programme explore issues of management and leadership of people in organisations working with young people and communities and provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills which will enable applicants to act effectively in complex and rapidly changing youth and community environment

Information for international students

IELTS of 6.0 with no individual element below 5.5. English language support and an English language checking service is offered free of charge.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Information on scholarships is available online at http://www.ucb.ac.uk/services-and-support/scholarships/home.aspx. UCB will consider offering partial fee waivers to international applicants from selected nationalities. Please note that EU applicants will pay the Home rate of fees

Qualification and course duration


part time
21 months
full time
15 months


full time
9 months
part time
15 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation60 (14,000 words words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)121 604 1090
+ 44 (0)121 200 1376