Postgraduate Programmes in Community and Youth Work
Enhance your career with a postgraduate qualification
There are three programmes of postgraduate study linked to community and youth work in Durham. They have been designed to meet the needs of workers looking for initial qualifications in Community and Youth Work, as well as providing the opportunity for qualified community and youth workers looking for career development and stimulation through postgraduate study.
The MA programme is ideal for you if you're already practising or want to practise in the community and youth work field but do not have a professional qualification.
So coming to Durham for the first time without knowing anyone. Durham really sets itself apart in its welfare support for the first time international and first time students in general. With support from your department, the international office and especially the college system which makes Durham quite unique. In having local colleges that if you take your time to look on the university web site you can really find a community that fits what you are looking for. A community that makes you feel a bit more like at home.Nathan Cagney (MA Community and Youth Work 2009/2010)
This is a flexible modular postgraduate programme in the School of Applied Social Sciences. It will be of particular interest to qualified workers who wish to develop their career and practice through study at postgraduate level.
Durham is quite a unique place. A place where studying itself is very challenging, but it is an all round experience. You are going to work, you are doing your studies but you also belong to your college and that's the Durham difference. There's a great sense of actually belonging. You belong to your college, you belong to your department; lots of social life which is very rich in Durham that's the special thing about Durham. You make friends - it doesn't matter what age you are you can still make good friends.John Ristway( MA Managing Community Practice 2008/2010)
This is a similar flexible modular postgraduate programme in the School of Applied Social Sciences for those working with young people. It will be of particular interest to qualified workers who wish to develop their career and practice through study at postgraduate level.
"My placement was excellent as it allowed me to put theory into practice and vice versa. It was an ideal opportunity to learn by doing and contributed invaluably to my development of skills in youth work. The most rewarding aspect was the feeling I was making a difference to someone's life."
A variety of options exist for people wishing to pursue independent supervised research towards MA (one year full-time or two years part-time); PhD (three years full-time or six years part-time). Community and Youth Work at Durham has one of the leading research teams in this subject in the UK.
Other colleagues in the School offer expertise in aspects of social work, community care, mental health, work with children and familes, ciminal justice, urban policy, gender and sexuality.
- CYW_PG_Programmes_2011.pdf (last modified: 23 March 2011)