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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      Not available to international students.
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Not available to international students.
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • MSc: 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

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!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • EU/EEA - Part-time fees will be £442 per 15 credit module.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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