University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work (Taught)

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Course summary

This programme offers you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical dimensions of adult, community and youth development. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work alongside people in communities to initiate sustainable social change. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will discover ways in which you can help people realise their potential and work together for a fairer, healthier and happier world.
  • Upon successful completion of the PgDip, you will be awarded a professional qualification accredited by the Community Learning and Development Standards Council in Scotland.
  • This qualification will enable you to work in the field of community learning and development, including community development work, youth work, health, housing and social and economic regeneration.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a network of community development projects. Project leads contribute to the taught aspects of the programme and also provide you with placement opportunities.
  • Our students come from a wide range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds and all bring with them a curiosity about how social justice can be developed by people working together for change.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take two core and two optional courses from a specialist pathway. There is a large practical element either in the form of a placement or as part of your current workplace. Throughout the programme there is emphasis on participative and experiential learning. For the MEd you will also undertake an in-depth supervised research project, on a related topic of your choosing. Core Courses PRACTICE AND POLICY INQUIRY THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR PRACTICE Optional Courses may include: Adult Education CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN ADULT EDUCATION THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT LEARNING Community Development EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE Youth Work PERSPECTIVES ON YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE: EDUCATION AND LEARNING FOR CHANGE

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How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

An ordinary degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, along with a strong interest in youth work, community work, community based adult learning or broad issues and processes of social change.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work at University of Glasgow - UCAS