University of East London

Course Introduction

The programme aims to provide graduates in relevant fields and with experience of working with young people and community groups an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the field of youth and community at both the theoretical and the practical level; the programme leads to a Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) professional qualification in youth work; topics covered on the programme are the theory, policy and practice of youth work, inter'personal communication and group work, accountability, professionalism and leadership; the programme also provides an overview of the theoretical, philosophical, and ethical principles which underpin research and introduces students to the theory and practice of practitioner research.

Course Modules

Modules include: Policy, theory and practice of youth work; fieldwork practice 1; fieldwork practice 2; research methodologies in education and professional practice; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities area (e.g. sociology, education, psychology). Application form and 2 supporting references are required. Evidence of experience of working with young people between 13 and 19 years of age (minimum of 140 hours). Applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake a DBS check. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in all components.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,150  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,025  Single Module. First year home fees