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Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

De Montfort University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

You will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.

Reasons to study Health and Community Development Studies at DMU:

Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests - choose from two pathways
Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
Our experienced practitioner and research-based staff and diverse range of practice-related modules enable you to achieve planned change through the process of education, development and practice orientated research - ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives
Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals, worldwide, from a variety of settings, including: sexual health, mental health, disability, drug abuse, parenting education, youth work and community development, children’s centres, housing and homelessness, youth offending and domestic violence
Benefit from an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work.

Teaching and assessment

All core and most optional modules are launched during one of two block teaching weeks held each year, usually in September and January. These modules are supported by a wide variety of written material, individual and organisational tasks. Students are required to engage in a number of online seminars in each module. Contributions to them are compulsory and are an attendance requirement.

The course aims to build a learning community, from the initial contact during the induction block teaching week onwards. Assessment is usually by written assignment of 4,000 words per 15 credit module.

Graduate careers

Many of our graduates work in a wide range of senior posts in community health, youth work and community development work in both publicand voluntary organisations, all over the world.

An MA is a recommended qualification for workers who want to hold senior positions. The MA is recognised internationally as a valid postgraduate level of study and its content is relevant for issues relating to a developing country’s health and community provision.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 78 7

    59th out of 85 1

    35th out of 83 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    95 43%

    71st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    100 46%

    73rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%

    64th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    11th

    19

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