University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham

Youth Work and Community Development

The course is suitable for applicants working in a community or education setting predominantly with young people; applicants undertake 2 periods of supervised fieldwork practice of 592 hours in total; in line with the national youth agency criteria, at least 148 hours of these 592 hours is taken in an alternative practice context, at 2 locations and 50 per cent of the committed time is spent with young people in the 13-19 age groups; the total number of hours is equally divided over the 2 years of the course; applicants achieving 120 credits receive a postgraduate diploma, on successful completion of the postgraduate diploma students have the opportunity to complete a 12,000-14,000 word Master's dissertation (60 credits); on receiving 180 credits confers a Master's degree.

Entry requirements

A degree.

Course modules

Social justice and youth and community development work; personal and professional change; management and the youth and community professional; research methods and ethics; fieldwork practice A.

Assessment methods

These include assignments, case studies, critical analysis, group and individual presentations and written reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 2,275 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University College Birmingham Birmingham B3 1JB West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 232 4447