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MA-PGDip Youth and Community Development

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  • Objectives
    Offers a professional qualification in youth and community development work Youth and community staff are engaged in professional practice, research, consultancy and teaching
  • Entry requirements
    There is no formal requirement but students need to demonstrate that they can work at Masters level.
  • Course description

    Students take a programme consisting of four core modules, two core field placement modules, and two option modules taken from a list of some 20 modules. Students may then seek to exit with a PG Dip, or remain on the programme to complete their dissertation for an MA degree. All core modules and most option modules are launched during one of two block teaching weeks held each year (usually in September and January). Attendance at launch days is compulsory. These are supported by a wide variety of written material, individual and corporate tasks. Students are required to engage in a number of online seminars in each module. All students are required to identify a supervisor who will primarily support their field practice, but may also provide a dialogue partner to discuss wider issues arising from the programme. Students complete 360 hours of field practice, of which 180 hours must be outside of their employing agency.


    Assessment is usually by written assignment of 4000 words per 15 credit module. Contributions to online seminars are also an attendance requirement.

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