Youth and Community Development Studies MA

Youth and Community Development Studies MA

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,100
Domestic tuition: £5,300

Program overview

Many of Youth and Community Development Studies graduates go into a wide range of senior posts in youth and community development work and in other related health and educational services in both the statutory and voluntary sector, all over the world.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

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 12 hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week You should also normally have: A commitment to anti-oppressive practice Relevant and significant field 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. Applications from individuals with no formal academic qualifications, but extensive practical experience, will be considered on an individual basis. You will need to attend an interview or participate in a telephone interview You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and criminal record certificate (from your home country), before starting the course, which need to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy. English language requirements: If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Career opportunities

Many of Youth and Community Development Studies graduates work in a wide range of senior posts in youth work and community development work and in other related health and educational services in both public and 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 youth and community provision.