Bangor University

Bangor University

Community Development

This programme involves work-based learning, desk-based study, assignment research and writing and web-based discussion; students are encouraged to explore non-traditional forms of fulfilling assignment requirements: video, tape, workshop or conference activities.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

Course modules

Certificate: understanding community; community analysis; community enterprise; community development processes; community development work skills; study visits; diploma: regional and community development and study visit; development theory and policy; community planning; applied community development skills; optional module; research methodology; Master's thesis: provides students with the opportunity to carry out a sustained and intensive investigation into a topic related to the field of community development and to the broad span of areas represented by the taught modules; total study time is estimated at 600 hours, with up to 10 hours of supervision.

Assessment methods

Assessment of each module is generally based on 1 assignment and this can take various forms as is appropriate for that module: essay, report, field study presentations, problem solving and local investigations, groupwork.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 383224