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Community Youth Work

Ulster University

36 months
85 GBP/credit 5100 GBP/year
35 GBP/credit 2100 GBP/year
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The overall aim of Community Youth Work degree offered at Ulster University is to produce qualified Community Youth Workers to undertake key roles to the required professional standard.


Community Youth Work degree offered at Ulster University aims to provide educational experiences through a purposeful, relational presence between youth workers, young people and their communities which enables young people to have meaningful opportunities, resources and support to exert influence individually and collectively in their society.


There are a range of career options available to graduates and these include opportunities across the statutory and community and voluntary sectors. The following key duties for professional youth workers are identified in the JNC Report (Extract from Joint Education Services Circular (JESC) No 166 JNC Report Appendix IV, pg 56): Performing all the duties in the First and Second Levels for Youth Support Workers; Managing and developing a range of services; Developing staff and facilities; Working with other agencies to develop services across the community; Leading project development and implementation; Management responsibility for staff. 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Context of Youth Work
  • Assessed Practice
  • The Pedagogy and Practice of Community Youth Work
  • Power,Inequality and Anti-Oppressive Practice
  • Ethical Leadership, Management and Supervision
  • Critical Thinking and Professional Development
  • Dissertation (Community Youth Work)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, or the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognized as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;
  • Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. 
  • It is a requirement of the course that students are working 16 hours per week in a Community Youth Work setting.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 85 GBP per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    2100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35 GBP per credit during 36 months.


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