Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Youth and Community Work

This course is a unique and value-based practice that seeks to support and foster the development of young people and the wider community to enable all to reach their full potential. The main aim of the course is to develop skilled, innovative and reflective practitioners, who are able to engage and develop positive relationships within communities, which lead to education and discovery. Through practice, workers will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting participation and empowerment, equality, partnership working and to the personal, social and political development of those involved. Opportunities to experience international perspectives through department field trips and overseas placements.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline. GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English or equivalent before application. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Appropriate and relevant experience. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance. All candidates subject to interview and satisfactory health check.

Course modules

Modules include: Youth work theory and practice; practice placement 1: linked to youth work theory and practice community empowerment for social change; critical themes and issues influencing contemporary practice; managing youth and community work; advanced research seminars; dissertation preparation and research methods; practice placement 2; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

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Student Recruitment Team
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