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Health and Community Development Studies

Master Online
12 months
Duration
14600 GBP/year
5550 GBP/year
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About

The Health and Community Development Studies course at De Montfort University enables you to develop as an innovative, progressive practitioner able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality.

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Overview

During the  Health and Community Development Studies course at De Montfort University  you 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.

Reasons to study Health and Community Development Studies at DMU:

  • Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests - choose from two pathways
  • Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
  • Our experienced practitioner and research-based staff and diverse range of practice-related modules enable you to achieve planned change through the process of education, development and practice orientated research - ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals, worldwide, from a variety of settings, including: sexual health, mental health, disability, drug abuse, parenting education, youth work and community development, children’s centres, housing and homelessness, youth offending and domestic violence
  • Benefit from an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work

Graduate careers

Many of our 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory and Practice of Community Development 
  • Issues of Health and Well-being 
  • Health and Social Research Methods
  • Mental Health
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Global Issues in Youth and Community Development
  • Managing Race and Diversity
  • Anti-oppressive Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General 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 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA - Part-time fees will be £442 per 15 credit module.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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