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  Youth and Community Work MA


Online University of East London    School of Education and Communities

Full time & Part time September MA one-year full-time or a two-year part-time
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The Youth and Community Work MA at the University of East London is a unique programme that equips you with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of young people. With a postgraduate JNC qualification, this course offers intensive practice learning and theoretical modules. You will spend time at the university attending lectures and seminars, as well as gaining hands-on experience through placements in various organizations. The course also includes a dissertation where you can explore real-world issues. Entry requirements include a minimum 2.2 Honours degree, GCSE English and Maths, relevant work experience, and an IELTS score of 6.5.

About the course

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course.

With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment.

You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work. 

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.

Evidence of a minimum 140 hours of experience working with young people between 13 and 19 years.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for Regulated Activity.


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Where will I study?

Where is University of East London

Scholarships

You should previously have been awarded an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree, professional doctorate or a postgraduate research degree from UEL or one of its predecessor institutions, such as the Polytechnic of East London.

You cannot apply for the alumni discount if your course involves distance learning or if you are studying towards a master’s and diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2), a PGCE, a post-compulsory education and training (PCET) course or any short course or courses worth less than 120 credits.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15 per cent discount on tuitions fees

Eligibility

If you’re a member of UEL’s Alumni Association, you are automatically eligible for 15 per cent off your postgraduate fees*. The offer applies to all UEL alumni, however long ago they graduated.

Application Procedure

Please include on your application form that you previously studied at UEL, and include your old student ID number. The 15 per cent discount will be deducted from your tuition fees after any other scholarships, and before any early payment discount is applied. It can also be used alongside other scholarships and funding.


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An international scholarship at UEL covers part of the cost of course fees. Scholarships are highly sought after and the process of applying for scholarships is often competitive and carries deadline dates. The amount awarded is assessed on a case by case basis and is often up to £4000 off tuition fees per year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £4,000

Eligibility

You must have filled out an application to study at UEL prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number)

Application Procedure

To qualify for a scholarship you must first make an application to study at UEL before applying for any of the scholarships. After you’ve done this, you should then use the links below to apply for the scholarship quoting your application reference number.


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