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MA Youth and Community Work

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Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Community Work Children / Youth (Social Work) Youth Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course. With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment. You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work.

Our former students often supervise our current students in a professional capacity and you will be taught by experienced people who share your passion. The UEL tutors are locally based. They have strong links with and are active within the sector. Tracie Trimmer-Platman has just set up a new community youth project in Hackney Wick in a voluntary capacity, while Paul Adams is a member of the youth committee of Y Care International, a relief and development agency which works in partnership with YMCAs worldwide.

Your Future Career

The traditional model of youth work, where you work in and later manage a youth club as the focal point of the community, is becoming less common. The range of roles open to you now is as rewarding as it is wide. You could move into the Third Sector, a social enterprise, a housing association, a voluntary organisation or even a college. For example, a local college has employed graduates of this course as student enrichment officers – in effect working in informal education on a college site. Other graduates are working as youth workers, in pupil referral units and youth offending teams. You could specialise in more targeted work, whether it is around learning support, diversion from crime or working with people already in the justice system.

As your career progresses and you gain both experience and credibility in the field, you can move into more senior roles, perhaps shaping policy, working in national charities such as Barnardo’s or The Children’s Society or taking a sideways step into a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Modules

Applied Research Project - Core
Community Development, theory and practice - Core
Fieldwork Practice (2) - Core
Fieldwork Practice (1) - Core
Policy, Theory and Practice in Youth Work - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,080

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview. Evidence of a minimum 140 hours of experience working with young people between 13 and 19 years.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more