|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||January 2014, September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
This course is for graduates with relevant experience,particularly in working with young people and provides students with real and substantial practice experience supported by links to current thinking and theory in the field. It leads to a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee of Youth Leaders and Community Wardens. There is a strong emphasis on professional placements and graduates are well placed to gain employment in sector agencies indeed some go on to offer the department placements in their new place of work.
Whilst on placement the modules in analysing organisations, management in voluntary and statutory organisations and inter-agency teamwork are offered to complement your placement experience.
The emphasis will be on developing a critical evaluation of youth and community work practice and strategies for bringing about change.
This qualification can lead to employment in a diverse range of youth and community settings, including; youth support and community development, voluntary and third sector practice, school inclusion and positive activites courses, arts and sports-based work, community wellbeing initiatives, active citizenship and volunteering programmes.
Opporunities may also be available in interagency partnerships, such as youth offending teams or "Connexions".
This course offers the opportunity for you to take an initial professional qualification in youth or community work. The entire course seeks to explore social education strategies and community development as a process of empowerment and there is a strong emphasis on understanding policies and practices which counter discrimination and promote equality.
Core units may typically include:
There is an opportunity to study an elective from a range on offer, examples include:
In addition you will undertake a 60-day fieldwork practice placement and a 15-day community audit. See Placements tab for further details.
You will have the opportunity to research a particular area of professional practice if you progress from the PgDip to the MA.
The full-time course is 2 years in duration. On successful completion of all modules in Year 1 you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work and gain your professional youth and community status.
In Year 2 you will undertake independent study focusing on the completion of Research Methods/MA Dissertation.
The part-time route is 3 years in duration:
On successful completion of all modules in Years 1 and 2 you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community and gain your professional youth and community status.
Students may take up to 4 years to complete their MA dissertation.
Reports, written and oral assignments, and a practice placement. Dissertation for Masters.
You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, demonstrable understanding of and interest in preventing unjustifiable discrimination and disadvantage, and a range of relative experience.
International students will be required to demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability. In order to enter most postgraduate courses the English requirements are: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 230. Please note some programmes may have higher English language requirements. Applicants who don't meet the English language entry requirements may be able to join an English language course at MMU before starting their postgraduate programme. Our Centre for Academic English offers a range of courses in General and Academic English and it also offers pre-sessional English courses. Courses vary in length from eight to 30 weeks, depending on students' current level of English.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||230|
MMU offers a number of Vice-Chancellor Scholarships, worth £3,000, to international
students on full-time courses in the university. The deadline for application for these
scholarships is 30 June 2012, and you need to have an offer of a place by this date in
order to apply. Further details are available on the MMU International website.
You can also find information about other scholarships you may be able to apply for here.
This course leads to a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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