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You will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.

Course modules

There are two pathways to choose from:

  • The generic pathway; offering the greatest flexibility
  • The management pathway; includes bespoke management modules and a management-focused dissertation

Core modules include:

  • Theory and Practice of Community Development - introduces students to key concepts explored in relation to practice, policy and National Occupation Standards
  • Issues of Health and Well-being - introduces key concepts of health and well-being and the context of youth work and community development
  • Health and Social Research Methods - introduces strategies and methods of social science research commonly used in social and healthcare settings

You will also choose from a diverse range of option modules, (some are offered biennially) depending on your preferred pathway and specific career interests, including:

  • Mental Health
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Global Issues in Youth and Community Development
  • Managing Race and Diversity
  • Anti-oppressive Practice
  • Management of Services and People
  • The Negotiated Module

Please contact us for option module descriptions and further information. For completion of the full MA, you will also be required to undertake:

Dissertation - Students must choose a health related topic identified in discussion with academic staff.

Teaching and assessment

All core and most optional modules are launched during one of two block teaching weeks held each year, usually in September and January. These modules are supported by a wide variety of written material, individual and organisational tasks. Students are required to engage in a number of online seminars in each module. Contributions to them are compulsory and are an attendance requirement.

The course aims to build a learning community, from the initial contact during the induction block teaching week onwards. Assessment is usually by written assignment of 4,000 words per 15 credit module.

Graduate careers

Many of our graduates work in a wide range of senior posts in community health, youth work and community development work in both publicand voluntary organisations, all over the world.

An MA is a recommended qualification for workers who want to hold senior positions. The MA is recognised internationally as a valid postgraduate level of study and its content is relevant for issues relating to a developing country’s health and community provision.


Visit the Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

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