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Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert


De Montfort University Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Full time & Part time October, January PgDip, MA, PgCert One year full-time via distance learning or two years part-time via distance learning (with occasional attendance)

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

Demonstration of ability to work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally at 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience.

You are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to work.

You must be engaged in at least four hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week.

You will need to provide written answers to interview questions or participate in a telephone interview. You must complete a declaration form and enhanced DBS disclosure before starting the course.


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