Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

MA Youth & Community Practice: Research & Leadership (Taught)

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Course summary

This course provides the perfect learning platform for experienced and qualified youth & community work practitioners to develop expertise in their chosen area. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse historical and contemporary evidence and theory to develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary youth & community work practice and to actively develop new and innovative forms of practice. The programme offers a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment informed by, and contributing to, international, national, and local perspective of youth & community work. Students will undertake two projects where you will be able to develop and apply specialist knowledge in practice.


YCWM50 Theory & Practice of Youth & Work YCWM51 Leadership & Organisational Contexts YCWM52 Research in Practice YCWM53 Professional Project YCWM54 Specialist Subject Study YCWMD5 Research Project

Assessment method

Essay Research Dissertation Presentation Report Research Proposal Self-assessment

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. International students tuition fee £11,000

Entry requirements

A relevant degree and practice experience are required. International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6750 Whole course
EU £13000 Whole course
England £6750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6750 Whole course
Scotland £6750 Whole course
Wales £6750 Whole course
Channel Islands £6750 Whole course
International £13000 Whole course

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they hold Settled or Pre-settled status
MA Youth & Community Practice: Research & Leadership at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS