MA Youth Work and Community Development

When 17 September to Monday 4 March, 2019
Provided by Leeds Beckett University
Description This course will allow you to become a qualified youth and community worker, increasing your employment opportunities in this rapidly changing field. It is validated by the National Youth Agency.

You will participate in a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment and undertake two challenging placements, enabling you to apply your knowledge and hone your practical skills. During your studies, you will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, build a sophisticated knowledge of effective management approaches, debate how youth work and community development has responded to shifting government policies and learn how to support inclusive practice that can inspire positive social change.
Venue Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Learning outcomes CORE MODULES - Critical Perspectives in Youth Work & Community Development - Contemporary Approaches to Management, Leadership & Enterprise - Personal & Professional Development (including 150-hour alternative placement) - Promoting Inclusive Practice - The Professional Practitioner - substantive placement (250 hours minimum placement) - Understanding Social Research & Evaluation - Dissertation
Suitable for Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from a work environment or from a voluntary setting environment. Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting. Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered.
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Cost The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £5500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.