Course Description

Community & Youth Work

The MA in Community and Youth Work is an integrated programme of professional education and training in both community work and youth work. The programme is underpinned by a human rights/social justice perspective and places equal emphasis on the development of professional skills and ability and on academic excellence in the social sciences. It prepares students for roles in community development and youth work settings and also for associated roles in equality and human rights work, in development work at all levels from local to international, and in both civil society (voluntary/NGO) and statutory organisations. The programme is professionally endorsed by both the North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS) and the All- Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work (AIEB).

CollegeMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare
Course CategoryCommunity Studies, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course DurationMHB54: 2 years Full-time MHB55: 3 years part-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsNormally an honours (level 8) primary degree in one or more of the social sciences (other subject areas may also be considered) and experience or demonstrated interest in community or youth organisations or projects, issues or campaigns. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required
Carear PathGraduates of the programme are critical thinkers engaged professionally at all levels in leadership positions in the fields of community development and youth work and a variety of areas such as development, policy analysis and research, organizational leadership in NGOs and statutory organisations.
Phone(0)1 708 3743 / 4574
Course CodeMHB54 MHB55
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1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Maynooth University
1 Floor School of Education
North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare
Republic of Ireland
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