Manchester Metropolitan University

Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership and Practice

The PgDip/MA is aimed at graduates with relevant experience, particularly in working with young people/communities, and with a commitment to community/social education, youth development, and the possibilities of social justice and change. The course is designed to prepare the student for management and leadership roles in both voluntary and statutory organisations. The award teaching, learning and assessment strategies will reflect the values, ethical principles and codes of practice that underpin the profession.

Course modules

Year 1: Mapping the territory: critical concepts and issues; specialist supported project: community development and youth work: leadership and practice; shaping the future; research and practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework for each taught unit and full assignment briefs are available. Assessment tasks allow you to pursue your own thinking and interests within the parameters of the unit, professional qualification standards, and award. Formative feedback is available and built in for every unit. In addition, the Practice Credit Unit must be passed for professional qualification to be conferred; this consists of two supervised placement periods.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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