Health and Community Development Studies

Health and Community Development Studies

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 27 August 2021
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,100
Domestic tuition: £5,300

Program overview

Students will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus




Demonstration of ability to work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally at 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience You are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to work You must be engaged in at least four hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week You should also normally have: A commitment to anti-oppressive practice

Relevant and significant health-oriented work experience

Proven ability to reflect on practice, critically examine concepts of informal education and justice, awareness of social welfare needs in a youth and community development context.

You will need to provide written answers to interview questions or participate in a telephone interview. You must complete a declaration form and enhanced DBS disclosure, and criminal record certificate (from your home country), before starting the course, which need to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

- All students are required to make a pre-payment of £4,000 towards their course fee when accepting an unconditional offer from DMU.

Prepare the following documents:

  • A copy of the student`s qualifications
  • A copy of the student`s English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why the student wants to study chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support application
  • A copy of the student`s passport
  • One reference for undergraduate study, or two references for postgraduate study
  • Some of our creative courses may ask for a portfolio

Career opportunities

Many of DMU graduates work in a wide range of senior posts in community health, youth work and community development work in both publicand voluntary organisations, all over the world. An MA is a recommended qualification for workers who want to hold senior positions. The MA is recognised internationally as a valid postgraduate level of study and its content is relevant for issues relating to a developing country’s health and community provision.

Campus location

Leicester , United Kingdom

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