Youth and Community Studies*
continue to study your area of academic interest in youth and community work
delivery through a blended learning approach
from tutors with experience of conducting research in the field
Year of entry: 2019
Course duration: 3 YRS (PT)
Institution Code: G53
The MA Youth and Community Studies programme is a post-qualifying course, providing an opportunity to develop further academic skills and enquiry in the field of youth and community work.
The Youth and Community Studies course is designed for practitioners who already hold a JNC professional qualification, or for those who have previously studied youth work, community development or youth studies and would like to progress their studies at postgraduate level.
Supported by tutors with experience of conducting research in the field, students on the course will work towards generating research that will have implications for youth work policy and practice, helping to shape professional identity within the sector and improve youth work provision for young people.
The youth and community department at Wrexham Glyndwr University is regarded as the “home of youth work in Wales”, having offered education and training to the youth and community sector for more than 41 years. As such the department has excellent links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and it works in partnership with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector.
Graduates from the programme are employed in a range of settings from the local authority, voluntary and community sector, and education providers across England, Wales and internationally. Our graduates have gained employment in the British Council, traditional youth and community settings, school-based projects, play work, work with young carers, work with young offenders, supported living settings, anti-poverty and regeneration work, and drug and alcohol work to name but a few.
Delivered through a blended learning approach students will start each semester with an introductory residential weekend at our Wrexham Campus**, and then continue learning online with support from dedicated tutors – allowing you to study around home and work commitments.
*Subject to validation As part of its continuous quality assurance and enhancement, the University has new and updated courses in development. The details of these courses are in the process of being finalised and are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by their validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.
**cost of accommodation, if required, is not included in student fees and need to be met by the student