Youth & Community Work - MA/PgD
This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and wish to gain a professional qualification.
The taught element of the programme is part time and can be completed in two years. Once the taught element is satisfactorily concluded the ‘self study’ dissertation element can be undertaken. Students embarking on the dissertation will be assigned an individual tutor with whom they meet regularly.
Students will need to attend taught sessions on one evening a week. In addition some modules may be delivered as ‘one off’ block courses during vacation periods.
PgD Core modules:
• Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work
• Management in Practice
• Plus two fieldwork placement modules.
MA Core modules:
• Management in Practice
• The Creative Researcher and Dissertation.
Optional modules include:
• Surviving in the Voluntary Sector
• Independent Study
• Managing Change in the Global Context
Students will be expected to undertake a considerable amount of self study to enhance the collective learning process. It is envisaged that students will utilise their experiences to enhance the level of analysis in all collective sessions.
Teaching methods will tend to emphasise small group discussions and informal lectures.
MA in Youth and Community Work
The programme is aimed at practitioners and managers in the generic and expanding field of youth and community development work. It aims to enable people to develop their professional understanding and skills through a supportive and challenging learning environment.
The programme will be of particular interest to experienced practitioners who manage aspects of youth or community development provision and who wish to develop their analytical and professional capabilities. It is one of the pathways on the Master’s CPD framework.
The PgD is a programme leading to professional qualification in youth and community work. As such it enables graduates to qualify in this growing occupational area while enhancing their academic profile.
Successful Post Graduate Diplomats may wish to continue with their studies to obtain the MSc.
Applicants should be experienced practitioners in the field of youth and community work; community development work or associated community occupational groups. Applicants should normally posses a degree or a relevant professional qualification.
Applicants should have experience in the field of youth and community work; community development work or associated community occupational groups.. Applicants should normally posses a degree or a related professional qualification.
All applicants must also undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
School: Cardiff School of Education
MA: Three years part time
PgD: Two years part time
Students will be assessed on both their youth and community work-based practice and their academic assignments through a range of assessment types.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Application form, CV and interview.