Taught course

Social Pedagogy Leadership

University of Central Lancashire · School of Social Work, Care and Community

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Entry requirements

  • A relevant degree qualification.
  • Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of youth work, social justice, social work, early years, community work, social care or in a leadership position.
  • Non-standard applicants with significant relevant experience will be considered via interview and may be required to undertake a piece of written work as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the first course of its kind here in the UK and is building on growing interest in social pedagogy. The course links to the successful BA Hons in Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation which is run here at UCLan and has excellent student feedback.

It has been co-produced and will be co-taught by ThemPra, the leading organisation supporting development of social pedagogical practice in the UK. It meets the professional standards of practice as set out by the Social Pedagogue Professional Association.

Links with European partner organisations that use social pedagogy in practice as well as universities that run social pedagogy programmes of study.

The course is taught using experiential teaching techniques and is taught in a fun and creative way. All activities are transferrable into practice and students are encouraged to develop creative practice in their direct work.

Our course offers a social pedagogical perspective to leadership, enabling managers and senior practitioners in leadership roles to apply its principles, theories and philosophy to assist people to develop a culture of care and support within organisations and communities. Social pedagogical leadership also enables professionals to influence decisions and develop, support and sustain positive change using inclusive and empowering practice in working with disadvantaged groups.

Information for international students

Students where English is not the first language need to demonstrate their ability in the English language through obtaining an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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