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Youth Work and Community Development (Taught)

University College Birmingham
Program overview
1.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Birmingham
27 January 2020 
21 September 2020 
25 January 2021 

Program description

Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Course overview

This course is suitable if you want a JNC-approved qualification or if you are working in a community or education setting working predominantly with young people.

You will be taught to reflect on your role as a practitioner, asked to question and critically evaluate your professional role and create an environment where knowledge transfer and skills develop is encouraged.

The fieldwork practice arrangements required for this course will include two periods of supervised fieldwork practice, which will be 592 hours in total.  In line with the National Youth Agency criteria, at least 148 of these 592 hours will be in an alternative practice context.  The experience will be in two locations and 50% of the committed time will be with young people in the 11-25 age group. The total number of fieldwork practice hours will be equally divided over the course duration.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career in youth work and community as you specialise in this rewarding area.
  • You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
  • You will learn advanced techniques for research and communication and how to apply them to the industry.
  • You will learn a variety of industry approaches around social justice, management and personal and professional change.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of industry trends from a variety of perspectives.

Work placement

If you are looking for further work experience opportunities, our highly experienced hired@UCB staff members have a diverse mix of advisors with experience in a wide variety of areas including early years, education, learning disability, special education, child protection, community service development and management. 

At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field.

Open days

Our  open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Program content

Modules

  • Fieldwork Practice (A)
  • Fieldwork Practice (B)
  • Management and the Youth and Community Professional
  • Masters Dissertation (SEHC)
  • Personal and Professional Change
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Social Justice and Youth and Community Development Work

Please note

The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2019/20. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU - £7000. 

English and EU students studying a full Masters (MA/MSc) course (i.e. the full 180 credits) may be eligible for a Postgraduate loan from Student Finance, if you meet the relevant criteria. 

  • Non-EU - £11,000

Degree

MA Youth Work and Community Development (with JNC) 

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University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education...


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I decided to study for my postgraduate qualification at UCB because I have studied at the university previously and really enjoyed it. I believe that knowledge is power, and the quality of the teaching and the level of discussions between students in seminars are excellent. I’m currently working as a mentoring intern at UCB, helping to provi...
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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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