Managing Community Practice
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent.
Core modules: Community policy and practice (15 credits); critical analysis of communities; origins, history, and theoretical approaches to community development; contemporary forms of community development practice; community and public policy; professional and personal development (30 credits); theoretical perspectives informing current practice in community and youth work, including: Critical examination of the professional relationship and the paradigm of the reflective practitioner in community and youth work practice; reflection on: Developing understanding and skills in 1-to-1 communication and groupwork; opportunity to study an area of special professional interest in small groups; occupational standards; professionalism and professional ethics; personal experience of practice; professional and personal values; knowledge and competencies; professional and personal development needs; management in community settings (30 credits); critical analysis of a range of perspectives which have informed the management of organisations in community settings, including those relating to: Development of understanding in effectively managing and developing these organisations in the current context to increase their effectiveness in achieving their aims in ways that are consistent with professional values; personnel management; physical resource management; financial management; strategic management; change management; practitioner research and dissertation (60 credits); uses of research in social welfare policy and practice; approaches to social research; ethical issues in research; literature reviewing, sampling, data collection and analysis methods. Optional modules: Community analysis (15 credits); crime, justice and the sex industry (30 credits); critical examination of the historical, legal, social and cultural dimensions of the sex industry within the context of theories of crime and deviance, and social policies; analysis of the current politics of prostitution reform, at both local and global levels; an exploration of research studies that focus on the lived experience of people working in the sex industry; drugs, crime and society (30 credits); gender, violence and abuse (30 credits); policy related and evaluation research (15 credits); relationship between theory and empirical research in evaluation; defining and measuring outcomes; case study analysis; poster presentation and participatory evaluation; qualitative research methods in social science (15 credits); introduction to theory and research practice in qualitative methods; ethnography and grounded theory; group discussions; data analysis and management processes; quantitative research methods in social science (15 credits); sampling and sample design, questionnaire design; numerical taxonomy and cluster analysis in practice; methods for representing complex systems; youth policy and practice (15 credits); youth policy in the UK.
Assessments are spread out throughout the year, and include a range of forms, including essays, a management analysis of an agency, a journal, and an oral presentation; there are no examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (EU)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 14,900 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
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