The MA in Community and Youth Work integrates advanced study in challenging issues facing society today with accredited professional education for key roles in community development, youth work, and associated equality, human rights, international development, local development, local authority, national institutions, and international agency work. The programme provides an opportunity to engage in education and training in a dialogical environment, combining research and praxis for action, policy influence and advocacy, and participation in shaping society and facilitating young people to reach their potential.
The MA in Community and Youth Work [incorporating the Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Youth Work (PDCYW) is endorsed by the North South Education and Training Standards Board as a professional qualification in Youth Work and by the All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work as a professional qualification in Community Work.
The programme, in line with all postgraduate professional qualifications takes place over two years full time or three years part time in service. Students undertake a full time professional fieldwork placement lasting fourteen weeks in each year, and undertake study visits nationally and internationally. Modules include fieldwork placements and visits, community and youth work theory and practice, equality and human rights studies, youth and community arts, public administration, group work, social policy, social theory and comparative international studies.
The programme creates critical thinkers who are engaged professionally to work dynamically in leadership positions in the fields of community development and youth work and a variety of areas such as development, policy analysis, organisational leadership in NGOs and statutory organisations in Ireland, Europe and internationally Graduates are involved in a variety of positions at national, regional, local and international levels in youth projects, community based work and statutory and voluntary organisations.
How To Apply
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University
qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University
students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
MU graduates are required to produce a professional reference for relevant work (voluntary or paid).
In line with national provisions for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, all applicants called for interview for the MACYW and DCYW will be required to complete a Garda Vetting Form.
Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships
1 - A primary degree in one of the social sciences (those holding other primary degrees may be also considered in light of their experience and personal studies).2 - Experience of / a demonstrated interest in work with communities, youth organisations or projects, minority groups, social movements or international development. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score, TOEFL (Paper based test): 585, TOEFL (Internet based test): 95, PTE (Pearson): 62. National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850.