Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Youth and Community Work

This course is for graduates with relevant experience, particularly in working with young people and provides students with real and substantial practice experience supported by links to current thinking and theory in the field. The course as a whole seeks to explore social education strategies and community development as a process of empowerment and there is a particular emphasis on understanding policies and practices which counter discrimination and promote equality. The course leads to a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee of Youth Leaders and Community Wardens. There is a strong emphasis on professional placements.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, demonstrable understanding of and interest in preventing unjustifiable discrimination and disadvantage, and a range of relative experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles and practice of youth and community work, community auditing, partnership working, reflective practice placement. Elective modules: Conflict resolution, sexual identities in professional practice, community education for social change, sustainable communities, 60 day fieldwork practice placement, research methods, dissertation.

Assessment methods

Reports, written and oral assignments, and a practice placement. Dissertation for Masters.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 3,960 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 10,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,960 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

Key information

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0161 247 6969