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MA Youth Work and Community Development

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-JAN-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Course Details

This course will allow you to become a qualified youth and community worker, increasing your employment opportunities in this rapidly changing field. It is validated by the National Youth Agency.

You will participate in a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment and undertake two challenging placements, enabling you to apply your knowledge and hone your practical skills. During your studies, you will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, build a sophisticated knowledge of effective management approaches, debate how youth work and community development has responded to shifting government policies and learn how to support inclusive practice that can inspire positive social change.

This course has been designed on the principles which promote social justice, and challenge injustice and inequality. Alongside the taught modules, you will be able take advantage of our professional development programme, which offers the chance to explore and understand recent developments in the field, exchange experiences with colleagues and practitioners and learn from one another. You will also gain an understanding of how to conduct research as a practitioner, and undertake an in-depth dissertation study.

Course Benefits

On this course you will undertake a total of 400 hours of placement practice - half of this time will be spent with young people aged 11-25, with the main focus being 13-19 years. One placement may be in your current place of work, and while both aim to meet the fieldwork practice requirements of the NYA. You will have access to our online learning portal, with 24/7 access to modules and bespoke specialist resources produced by our course team and wider University.

Alongside the modules runs a professional development programme providing further opportunity for you to critically analyse recent developments in the field and to exchange experiences with colleagues and practitioners. In addition, you will gain an understanding of conducting practitioner research and undertake a substantial dissertation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett is a global university, with an alumni community based in more than 150 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett degrees are available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore.
In-country staff provide application support and advice in Bahrain, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 83 9

    80th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%

    64th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    76th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    18th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    96 48%

    97th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    8th

    30

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