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Master Organisation and Community Development

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  • Objectives
    The course is unique among Masters in the field of community development in concentrating on the integration of policy, evidence based methods, and management. The focus is consistently on community development as a strategy rather than the operation of large organisations. The course builds on London Metropolitan's experience of running programmes for refugee organisations, examining and building on the analysis of the skills of refugees and the job opportunities that are available for them. The course will enable graduates to bring their knowledge and skills to bear on: -refugee community organisations run by and for refugees -other community-based organisations serving refugees as part of a wider group -statutory agencies with responsibility for community development in areas with a refugee population The course is also relevant and appropriate to people not currently specifically working with refugees. This is because on the course you will learn skills and knowledge based on more general theory and practice, and also because all organisations and community development workers need to have competences that equip them to work inclusively with all sections of the community.
  • Practical experience
    Students are expected to be undertaking relevant paid or unpaid work during the course as the course draws on this for planning and reflecting on action. Please note that the course is only offered part-time.
  • Entry requirements
    The minimum entry requirement will normally be a lower second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants will also be considered who have extensive relevant work experience.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Organisation and Community Development
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course consists of six essential modules and a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    The core modules include:

    -Management for Working in Communities
    -Organisational Development in Communities
    -Social Structures and Issues
    -Community Development

    One option will normally be chosen from:

    -Project Management
    -Managing for Equality and Diversity
    -Social Research Principles and Practice

    This will include a range of methods including written reports, software projects and examination.

    Career opportunities
    Graduates of the course are expected to be able to develop careers in community-based organisations, particularly those supporting refugee communities, voluntary organisations, and statutory bodies in the field of community development.

    Attendance & duration
    Part-time (eve): two years or more, one day/evening a week

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