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Youth Work, Health and Community Development

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6930 GBP/year
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About

Professionally validated and recognised, the Youth Work, Health and Community Development places programme from De Montfort University a focus on well-being and the social and welfare aspects of health in relation to work with young people and communities.

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Overview

The  Youth Work, Health and Community Development places programme from  De Montfort University  offers flexibility with a professional qualification, enabling successful graduates to practice as qualified youth work, health and community development workers in the UK.

Reasons to study Youth Work, Health and Community Development at DMU:

  • Professional validation by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognition by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC); ensuring your course is quality checked and meets a specific standard
  • Endorsed by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board (ESB) for Community Development Learning – the course meets nationally recognised standards, is high quality and provides continuous professional development desirable to employers
  • Achieve planned change and enhance your employment opportunities with modules specifically designed for staff in local authorities, the NHS, voluntary, third sector and non-governmental organisations; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice
  • Opportunities to study part-time or full time  alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
  • Develop your practical and professional skills, putting theory in to practice with dedicated work placement modules
  • Develop as an innovative, progressive practitioner, able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals from youth work and a variety of settings across the UK, including: parenting education, children’s centres, sexual health, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, mental health, community development and domestic violence
  • Our teaching draws on the experiences of our diverse academic team; many of whom are actively engaged in professional practice, research and consultancy
  • Benefit from an international reputation for academic excellence in the field and over 55 years’ professional training experience

Graduate careers

Graduates go in to a wide range of senior posts in youth work and health and community development work in both the public and voluntary sector. An MA is a recommended qualification for workers to hold senior positions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Issues of Health and Well-being
  • Anti-oppressive Practice
  • Health and Social Research Methods 
  • Field Practice 
  • Management of Services and People 
  • Mental Health
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Global Issues in Youth and Community Development

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early October for full-time and part-time.
  • Late January for part-time only.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits

Delivered

Online

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 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to demonstrate that you can work at masters level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience
  • Applications from individuals with no formal academic qualifications, but extensive practical experience, will be considered on an individual basis
  • You may be required to undertake pre-registration modules before starting or complete an agreed portfolio of learning in the form of a 2,000-2,500-word pre-course assignment, determined at application or interview stage
  • You must be engaged in at least 12 hours of appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

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