Taught course

Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An ordinary degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, along with a strong interest in youth work, community work, community based adult learning or broad issues and processes of social change.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical dimensions of adult, community and youth development. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work alongside people in communities to initiate sustainable social change.

  • You will discover ways in which you can help people realise their potential and work together for a fairer, healthier and happier world.
  • Upon successful completion of the PgDip, you will be awarded a professional qualification accredited by the Community Learning and Development Standards Council in Scotland.
  • This qualification will enable you to work in the field of community learning and development, including community development work, youth work, health, housing and social and economic regeneration.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a network of community development projects. Project leads contribute to the taught aspects of the programme and also provide you with placement opportunities.
  • Our students come from a wide range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds and all bring with them a curiosity about how social justice can be developed by people working together for change.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.


Fees and funding

UK students
MEd Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits PgDip Full-time fee: £5333 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
MEd Full-time fee: £17620 PgDip Full-time fee: £11747

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dave Beck