- A degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Suitably experienced applicants without a degree will be considered.
In addition you must also have:
- Commitment to the values of youth and community work and to the requirements of the course
- Suitable and relevant current job/voluntary placement of at least 14 hours per week during Year 1 (Youth and Community Route only).
- Some relevant experience in a paid or voluntary basis.
- Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Months of entry
This course is for those seeking a professional qualification in Youth and Community Work that is validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work.
You'll explore informal education and community development with young people and communities and you will build your knowledge of social policies and practices, including those surrounding discrimination and the promotion of equality. A significant amount of your learning also takes place whilst on placement. This course helps you progress into a diverse range of youth and community settings including youth and community work, youth offending, substance misuse, housing and alternative education. For those successfully completing the PgDip, you can progress to complete the full MA qualification.
You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. The course is supported by a team of senior lecturers who are also JNC recognised and who have extensive experience of youth and community work practice in the field.
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £540 per 15 credit module and £1,080 per 30 credit module.
You'll normally complete 60 credits per year (2x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and Year 2). If you progress onto the MA, you'll complete a 60 credit dissertation.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance pages. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries (D342/D109PT)
- +44 (0)1484 478249