With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment.
You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work.
Our former students often supervise our current students in a professional capacity and you will be taught by experienced people who share your passion. The UEL tutors are locally based. They have strong links with and are active within the sector.
Tracie Trimmer-Platman has just set up a new community youth project in Hackney Wick in a voluntary capacity, while Paul Adams is a member of the youth committee of Y Care International, a relief and development agency which works in partnership with YMCAs worldwide.
Your future career
The traditional model of youth work, where you work in and later manage a youth club as the focal point of the community, is becoming less common.
The range of roles open to you now is as rewarding as it is wide. You could move into the Third Sector, a social enterprise, a housing association, a voluntary organisation or even a college.
For example, a local college has employed graduates of this Youth and Community Work course from University of East London as student enrichment officers – in effect working in informal education on a college site.
Other graduates are working as youth workers, in pupil referral units and youth offending teams. You could specialise in more targeted work, whether it is around learning support, diversion from crime or working with people already in the justice system.
As your career progresses and you gain both experience and credibility in the field, you can move into more senior roles, perhaps shaping policy, working in national charities such as Barnardo’s or The Children’s Society or taking a sideways step into a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
You could also develop an international, as well as a national and local, focus to your career – for instance, taking young people abroad, supervising and supporting them to broaden their horizons on a community project overseas.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Policy, Theory and Practice of Youth Work
- Fieldwork Practice
- Community Development, theory and practice
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesSocial Work View 235 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7080 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7080 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £1,180 per 30 credit module
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
- are most recently resident in England;
- have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course
Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:
- EEA or Swiss migrant worker
- as a family member of any of the above or;
- the child of a Swiss national
- the child of a Turkish worker
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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