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Youth and Community Leadership MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 22/07/2020

This course is currently suspending applications. The next cohort will be January 2021. Please email pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk for further details.

The MA Youth and Community Leadership programme equips students with the skills to become resilient, innovative and socially responsible practitioners, leaders and managers.

With a strong emphasis on evidence based best practice and learning through reflecting on practice the programme is suited to both to those embarking on a youth and community work career as well as those wishing to progress within statutory, private, voluntary or independent sector organisations.

Course

Highlights

  • Professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC)
  • 400 hours of placement time with young people and communities, develop skills, build resilience and utilise praxis.
  • Flexible part time option available.

Additional

Information

Contact

For further information about the course please contact Victoria Boulton, the Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Leadership, by email:
Victoria.Boulton@northampton.ac.uk or Jodie Low, Practice Lead, by email:
Jodie.Low@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

The programme is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC).

The full-time course runs over a 12 month period from early September until the end of August.  Students study 7 modules, all of which are mandatory and aimed at meeting the contemporary challenges of youth and community leadership, topics studied:

Read more

Careers

The MA Youth and Community Leadership qualification and professional youth work status (validated by NYA) enables graduates to seek employment in a range of settings across the UK and internationally. Examples of organisations and services that provide opportunities for youth and community leaders include: Charities and Community Interest Companies, Statutory Organisations – local authorities; police and fire service; health service, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Faith based groups, Uniformed services, Housing Associations and others.

Roles can be in geographic areas with youth people and communities or in specialist areas of support such as: care leavers; carers; LGBT+;  drug and alcohol services; domestic abuse; access to employment and training; mental health; mentoring; homelessness.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

  • This programme welcomes applicants from those with a wide variety of educational qualifications, including undergraduate degrees as well as those who can demonstrate skills and experience gained through paid or voluntary roles with individuals or communities.
  • Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting.
  • All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

 

All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:

  • Successful interview and;
  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report (this does not mean an applicant must have a ‘clear’ DBS, however any DBS issues will need to be discussed prior to interview (where possible) and full enrolment on the programme).

Course Content

To be eligible for the award of MA Youth and Community Leadership students must successfully complete all compulsory modules worth 180 credits.

In order to gain the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognised professional qualification in youth and community work (Validated by the National Youth Agency) students must also pass SWKM031 and SWKM033 (2 x 200 hour placement).

  • Principled Youth and Community Work (20 credits), Module code: SWKM029
  • Operational Leadership and Management (20 credits), Module code: SWKM030
  • Reflective Youth and Community Practice (20 credits), Module code: SWKM031
  • Investigating Contemporary Issues (20 credits), Module code: SWKM032
  • Leading Youth and Community Practice (20 credits), Module code: SWKM033
  • Strategic Leadership and Management (20 credits), Module code: SWKM034
  • Transforming Professional Practice (60 credits), Module code: SWKM035

Facilities &

Special Features

The academic team have professional qualifications and extensive experience within youth and community development, social work and counselling. They maintain and continually develop their professional skills through ongoing practice, leadership and management roles in community based organisations, partnership working in the locality and ongoing research and study.

Reading List
  • Grassroots youth work: Policy, passion and resistance in practice – Tania De St Croix (2016)
  • Community development in action: putting Freire into practice – Margaret Ledwith (2016)
  • Youth Work: Preparation for Practice – Jason Wood, Sue Westwood and Gill Thompson
  • Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development – Gillie Bolton with Russell Delderfield

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full time: £7,425
Part time: 20 credits £825, 30 credits £1,235

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,750

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Updated 22/07/2020

  • This course is currently suspending applications. The next cohort will be January 2021. Please email pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk for further details.

    The MA Youth and Community Leadership programme equips students with the skills to become resilient, innovative and socially responsible practitioners, leaders and managers.

    With a strong emphasis on evidence based best practice and learning through reflecting on practice the programme is suited to both to those embarking on a youth and community work career as well as those wishing to progress within statutory, private, voluntary or independent sector organisations.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC)
    • 400 hours of placement time with young people and communities, develop skills, build resilience and utilise praxis.
    • Flexible part time option available.
  • The programme is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC).

    The full-time course runs over a 12 month period from early September until the end of August.  Students study 7 modules, all of which are mandatory and aimed at meeting the contemporary challenges of youth and community leadership, topics studied:

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Contact

    For further information about the course please contact Victoria Boulton, the Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Leadership, by email:
    Victoria.Boulton@northampton.ac.uk or Jodie Low, Practice Lead, by email:
    Jodie.Low@northampton.ac.uk

    • The MA Youth and Community Leadership qualification and professional youth work status (validated by NYA) enables graduates to seek employment in a range of settings across the UK and internationally. Examples of organisations and services that provide opportunities for youth and community leaders include: Charities and Community Interest Companies, Statutory Organisations – local authorities; police and fire service; health service, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Faith based groups, Uniformed services, Housing Associations and others.

      Roles can be in geographic areas with youth people and communities or in specialist areas of support such as: care leavers; carers; LGBT+;  drug and alcohol services; domestic abuse; access to employment and training; mental health; mentoring; homelessness.

    • This programme welcomes applicants from those with a wide variety of educational qualifications, including undergraduate degrees as well as those who can demonstrate skills and experience gained through paid or voluntary roles with individuals or communities.
    • Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting.
    • All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

     

    All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:

    • Successful interview and;
    • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report (this does not mean an applicant must have a ‘clear’ DBS, however any DBS issues will need to be discussed prior to interview (where possible) and full enrolment on the programme).

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

      • Grassroots youth work: Policy, passion and resistance in practice – Tania De St Croix (2016)
      • Community development in action: putting Freire into practice – Margaret Ledwith (2016)
      • Youth Work: Preparation for Practice – Jason Wood, Sue Westwood and Gill Thompson
      • Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development – Gillie Bolton with Russell Delderfield

    To be eligible for the award of MA Youth and Community Leadership students must successfully complete all compulsory modules worth 180 credits.

    In order to gain the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognised professional qualification in youth and community work (Validated by the National Youth Agency) students must also pass SWKM031 and SWKM033 (2 x 200 hour placement).

    • Principled Youth and Community Work (20 credits), Module code: SWKM029
    • Operational Leadership and Management (20 credits), Module code: SWKM030
    • Reflective Youth and Community Practice (20 credits), Module code: SWKM031
    • Investigating Contemporary Issues (20 credits), Module code: SWKM032
    • Leading Youth and Community Practice (20 credits), Module code: SWKM033
    • Strategic Leadership and Management (20 credits), Module code: SWKM034
    • Transforming Professional Practice (60 credits), Module code: SWKM035

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    The academic team have professional qualifications and extensive experience within youth and community development, social work and counselling. They maintain and continually develop their professional skills through ongoing practice, leadership and management roles in community based organisations, partnership working in the locality and ongoing research and study.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full time: £7,425
    Part time: 20 credits £825, 30 credits £1,235

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

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Public Health MSc >

Social Work MA >

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

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