Youth work encompasses a broad and diverse range of social, cultural, educational and political activities, which are based on young people’s voluntary participation in leisure time activities that emphasise social inclusion and support civic engagement.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work at University College Cork prepares students for exciting, meaningful, and challenging careers in youth work and related organisations that aim to promote young people’s wellbeing and to empower young people as active, critical citizens who can contribute to positive social change at local, national, and global levels.
This is a professionally accredited course that provides practice-based training to aspiring professional youth workers and continuing professional development for existing youth workers (who do not already hold a JNC-recognised qualification). The course may be undertaken on a full-time basis only.
- Principles and Practice of Youth Work
- Youth Work: Skills for Working with Individuals and Groups
- Youth, Ethics and Welfare
- Youth Work, Informal and Non-Formal Learning
- Practice Placement
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesSocial Work Philosophy & Ethics View 28 other Masters in Social Work in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants will normally have achieved a minimum grade of a hold an honours primary degree with Second Class Honours Grade 2 (or equivalent) in any discipline. Candidates will be normally be graduates from cognate disciplines, including but not limited to: Social Science, Education (incl. Sports Studies), Social Work, Early Years and Childhood Studies, Social Care (NFQ, Level 8), Sociology and Psychology.
International16700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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