MA Youth and Community Work

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 8,071
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,108

Entry Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours in Humanities or Social Science subject.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

English Language Requirements: 

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


There are four core modules on the course. Two are the placement-based Fieldwork Practice modules 1 and 2.

In the university-based sessions, you will learn the principles of group work, theory, management and supervision as well as gaining insight into youth work policy.

You will then apply this knowledge in the field. You could be organising workshops in schools, putting on informally structured learning activities, developing young people’s inter-personal skills or working with partner organisations, such as the Youth Offending Service, housing associations, community organisations or schools.

The dissertation element of the course can have a tangible impact in the real world. For example, a current student is writing her dissertation on the effectiveness of anti-radicalisation programmes for Muslim youth run by a local foundation.

She is looking at the effectiveness of the foundation’s approach and has interviewed staff, volunteers and young people to gather opinions and come up with future recommendations. Her dissertation will double as a report for the foundation.

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