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Youth and Community Work Studies MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Community Work Youth Studies Children / Youth (Social Work) Youth Work

Course type


Course Summary

The MA Youth and Community Studies programme is a post-qualifying course, providing an opportunity to develop further academic skills and enquiry in the field of youth and community work. The Youth and Community Studies course is designed for practitioners who already hold a JNC professional qualification, or for those who have previously studied youth work, community development or youth studies and would like to progress their studies at postgraduate level. Supported by tutors with experience of conducting research in the field, students on the course will work towards generating research that will have implications for youth work policy and practice, helping to shape professional identity within the sector and improve youth work provision for young people. As such the department has excellent links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and it works in partnership with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector. Graduates from the programme are employed in a range of settings from the local authority, voluntary and community sector, and education providers across England, Wales and internationally. Our graduates have gained employment in the British Council, traditional youth and community settings, school-based projects, play work, work with young carers, work with young offenders, supported living settings, anti-poverty and regeneration work, and drug and alcohol work to name but a few. Flexible delivery through a blended learning approach, with a residential experience at beginning of each semester, followed by online learning and face-to-face support with tutors as required; allowing you to study alongside work.

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Study mode



3 years

Start date



This module explores and critically analyses the underpinning philosophy of youth and community work and to examine how these concepts have shaped youth and community work theory and practice. It will encourage you to explore your own philosophy of education and professional identity, values and beliefs in relation to youth work and young people and society.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an good honours degree or appropriate professional qualification.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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