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Community and Youth Work (MA) (Part-time)

  • Part time available
  • Please contact [email protected]
  • September
  • Part-time: 3 years (in service)
  • MA

Course Description

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.

Professional Endorsement:
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 fulltime or three years part time in service. Students undertake a full time professional fieldwork placement lasting fourteen weeks in each year.

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, organizational 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.

Visit the Community and Youth Work (MA) (Part-time) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Taught Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are sixty €2,000 Taught Masters Scholarships open across all disciplines of the university on offer to both Maynooth University AND non-Maynooth University graduates. Closing date 1st May 2017.

Value of Scholarship(s)



A minimum 2.1 level 8 honours degree result is required to be considered for a scholarship. Conditional offers will be made from mid-May 2017 based on penultimate honours level 8 degree results from summer 2016 if not final results are available.

Application Procedure

See https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sites/default/files/assets/document/ApplicantGuide_Masters_Scholarships%202017_1.pdf

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Application for entry to the MACYW programme is open to those who:1 - Have 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 - Have 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.

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