You will be encouraged to explore historical and contemporary evidence and theory to develop an enhanced understanding of youth and community work. You will learn how to support inclusive practice that can inspire positive social change.
The Youth and Community Work offered by Plymouth Marjon University course offers a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment and you will undertake two placements where you will be able to apply your knowledge and hone your practical skills. The MA Youth and Community Work leads to professionally qualified status in youth work, a nationally recognised qualification from the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), as part of the University’s continued commitment to boosting students’ employability and professional confidence.
The MA Youth & Community Work programme is available by full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) modes of study. The teaching is delivered in 4 blocks, supported by e-learning. You will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, develop an enhanced knowledge of effective leadership approaches, critically evaluate responses to shifting government policies and develop enhanced skills in practitioner research. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to reflect on your role as a practitioner and question and critically evaluate your professional role. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work alongside people in communities to initiate sustainable social change.
What might you become?
The MA Youth & Community Work is validated by the National Youth Agency on behalf of the Joint Negotiating Committee. Successful achievement of the MA confers professionally qualified status for Youth Workers in England.
This course is the pathway to exciting, meaningful, and challenging careers in youth & community work organisations that aim to promote young people’s wellbeing and to empower them and their communities as active, critical citizens who can contribute to positive social change at local, national, and global levels. Our graduates have forged careers in the public and voluntary sectors, in schools, in housing projects and in public health-related projects.
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- Theory & Practice of Youth & Community Work
- Leadership & Organisational Contexts
- Research in Practice
- Research Project
- Professional Practice Placements
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesSocial Work View 238 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must have experience (paid, voluntary, full-time or part-time) of youth and community work and a relevant ﬁrst degree.
- Applicants should have sufficient practical experience prior to commencement of the course (i.e. 100 hours practical work with young people and / or communities), be able to display an understanding of youth and community work, as well as a commitment to the value base of the course. A decision will be made via the application form and through an interview. For international students this can be arranged via Skype or some other agreed method with the programme leader. DBS clearance is required.
International11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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