Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This MA is the first of its kind in the country, combining academic and professional qualifications. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work and who need a professional qualification. The MA combines an academic programme of lectures, seminars and tutorial assignments with practical experience. Our graduates find work directly or indirectly related to the disciplines relatively quickly after graduating, or even while on the programme. The majority of our students gain work in youth work or community work. Some seek and gain work in a wide range of other settings, often shaped by the particular interests that they develop during their time with us, such as working with refugees or with disability groups. Others join social enterprises to bid for contracts, join newly developing cooperatives or established NGOs in the UK and abroad.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,810 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,905 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work. Students should have at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, work experience prior to starting the MA. Experience can include paid or unpaid work; voluntary, community and youth work in organisations; and relevant informal work and also an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the DBS. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that they have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.