The Community and Youth Work programme at Maynooth University provides an opportunity to engage in education and training in a dialogical environment, combining research and praxis for action, policy influence and advocacy, and participation in shaping society and facilitating young people to reach their potential.
The MSoc Sc in Community and Youth Work [incorporating the Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Youth Work (PDCYW) is endorsed by the North South Education and Training Standards Board as a professional qualification in Youth Work and by the All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work as a professional qualification in Community Work.
The programme creates critical thinkers who are engaged professionally to work dynamically in leadership positions in the fields of community development and youth work and a variety of areas such as development, policy analysis, organizational leadership in NGOs and statutory organisations in Ireland, Europe and internationally Graduates are involved in a variety of positions at national, regional, local and international levels in youth projects, community based work and statutory and voluntary organisations.
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- Professional Development and Fieldwork Practice
- Community Work Principles, Processes and Policies
- Youth Work Principles, Processes and Policies
- Fundamentals of Equality, Social Justice and Human Rights
- Foundations of Social Science
- Equality, Social Justice And Human Rights Practice
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 36 other Masters in Sociology in Ireland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Application for entry to the MACYW programme is open to those who:
- Have a primary degree in one of the social sciences (those holding other primary degrees may be also considered in light of their experience and personal studies).
- Have experience of / a demonstrated interest in work with communities, youth organisations or projects, minority groups, social movements or international development. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.