De Montfort University
Youth and Community Development Studies
This course enables the development of innovative, progressive practitioners to reflectively engage with concepts and practices of social justice and equality; it is suitable for qualified practitioners, with a flexible study programme allowing study alongside work; our staff are engaged in professional practice, research, consultancy and teaching, providing our students with teaching that is relevant, current and applicable to recent initiatives; this course provides an opportunity to study at an advanced academic and professional level and high quality practice-related modules enabling practitioners and clients to achieve planned change through the process of education, development and practice-orientated research; finally, it enables the development of an innovative, progressive practitioner who engages with concepts and practices of social justice and equality.
Applicants need to demonstrate that they can work at Master�s level which can be done through having a 1st degree, normally at 2.2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience; they also are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to youth and community development work; and also normally have: a commitment to anti-oppressive practice; relevant and significant field experience on which to base and integrate theory; and proven ability to reflect on practice, critically examine concepts of informal education and justice, awareness of social welfare needs in a youth and community context; those who have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive practice experience can also be considered, on an individual basis; applicants also need to conduct an interview; for those who are unable to attend, arrangements can be made for a telephone interview; enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and self declaration form are required, (international applicants are required to submit a criminal records certificate from their home country) in accordance with DMU's admissions policy also; finally, if English is not the 1st language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential; English language tuition, delivered by the British council-accredited centre for English language learning, is available both before and during the course.
The course consists of 2 core modules: contemporary issues in youth and community development; health and social research methods; students also study up to 6 other modules depending on their chosen pathway, there are 4 to choose from: the generic pathway; the research pathway; the management pathway; the advanced skills pathway; students also take a number of specialist modules, these include: 1st semester modules: theory and practice of community development; negotiated module; managing services and people; anti-oppressive practice; health and social research methods 2; 2nd semester modules: health and well-being; optional modules: 2 (select from a varied list of specialist modules); dissertation.
Assessment is usually by written assignment of 4,000 words per module.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,700 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 12,700 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 12,700 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 830 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Leicester Campus||Leicester||LE1 9BH||East Midlands|
|Distance Learning/Online Study|
0116 250 6070