Taught course

Youth and Community Work (JNC)

Wrexham University · Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

The academic requirements for the course are a good honours degree or appropriate professional qualification.

Previous experience of 200 hours in a youth and community work setting is required and must be evidenced. This can be gained in voluntary or paid work within the field of youth and community work. The programme team are able to advise students regarding volunteering and practice experience opportunities if required.

All applicants considered suitable will be interviewed, with those with disabilities or from relevant courses automatically being offered an interview.

Many modules will require you to be working in, or have access to, a suitable youth and community work practice environment in order for you to contextualise your learning and complete the assessments.

You will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB) so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults.

Months of entry


Course content

Key course features:
  • Flexible delivery through a blended learning approach, with a residential experience at the beginning of each semester. This is followed by online learning and face-to-face support with tutors as required, allowing you to study alongside work and home commitments.
  • Develop the knowledge and core skills for youth work practice and informal education that are transferable to work with children, young people and adults in a range of different settings.
  • The course has added value, with opportunities for continuing professional development and additional practical training opportunities.
  • Learn and gain experience during 300 hours of supervised fieldwork practice, with a placement in each year of your programme. This can be taken in the UK or internationally, e.g. with a part-funded European placement.
  • Develop skills in teamwork, positive communication, working with groups and individuals, reflective practice and leading others.
  • Option to tailor your learning to suit your specialist area of practice and interests through negotiated learning and research.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MA Youth & Community Work (JNC) are £2650 per year.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439