M.A. Youth and Community Work

  • On Campus
  • Not specified
  • GBP2160 per Module (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP2160 per Module (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Manchester, United Kingdom
The Youth and Community Work programme at Manchester Metropolitan University 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.

Description

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The Youth and Community Work programme at Manchester Metropolitan University seeks to explore social education strategies and community development as a process of empowerment and there is a particular emphasis on understanding policies and practices which counter discrimination and promote equality.

Successful completion of the PgDip award 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 as a graduate, you will be well-placed to gain employment in sector agencies.

The Faculty of Education has received University strategic approval to develop and extend our existing suite of part-time Masters awards for September 2016 entry.

Features & benefits of the course
  • Professional development and recognition.
  • Contemporary partnership contexts fully explored.
  • Positive commitment to exploring issues of equality and diversity in an urban context
  • Placements have an emphasis on developing a critical evaluation of youth and community work practice and strategies for bringing about change.
Career prospects
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, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and positive activities courses, arts and sports-based work, community wellbeing initiatives, active citizenship and volunteering programmes.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP2160 per module ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP2160 per module ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

*UK and EU full-time student fees starting PGDip in September 2016 are to be confirmed. For guidance, 2015 fees were £4320. Students who have already been awarded a PGDip may complete a 60 credit dissertation to be awarded the MA. Tuition fees for the dissertation only are to be confirmed. For guidance, 2015 fees for the dissertation were £2160.

Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months

Course Content

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.

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:
  • Year 1 - Modules and Community Audit
  • Year 2 - Fieldwork Practice/Options
  • Year 3 - Research/MA Dissertation

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.

English Language Requirements

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89

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Requirements

Typical entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent or equivalent professional qualification, demonstrable understanding of and interest in preventing unjustifiable discrimination and disadvantage, and a range of relative experience.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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