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Youth and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip

Youth and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Youth Development Community Development Development Politics Development Economics

Course type


Course Summary


Many of our graduates go into a wide range of senior posts in youth and community development work and in other related health and educational services in both the statutory and voluntary sector, all over the world.

Reasons to study Youth and Community Development Studies at DMU:

  • Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests and increase your employment opportunities - choose from two pathways
  • Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments mainly through flexible distance learning
  • Develop as an innovative, progressive practitioner, able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality
  • We have an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work
  • 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 and sectors, including: Parenting education, youth work, children’s centres, sexual health, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, disability, mental health, community development, domestic violence, local government sector, voluntary and not-for-profit sector and non-governmental organisations

Different course options

Distance with attendance | De Montfort University | 2 years | OCT-20

Study mode

Distance with attendance


2 years

Start date



During this module, using the National Occupational Standards students will be introduced to the key concepts in youth and community development work and the key theoretical contexts for youth and community practice: political (policy), sociological, philosophical, historical and psychological.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£14,600 per year for full time and it’s a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Demonstration of ability to work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally at 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience