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OverviewYou will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.Reasons to study Health and Community Development Studies at DMU:Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests - choose from two pathwaysOpportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments, mainly through
You will have experience of or be interested in using skills of group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work; particularly with young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.
Reasons to study Health and Community Development Studies at DMU:
Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning specifically to your career interests - choose from two pathways
Opportunities to study part-time alongside your work commitments, mainly through distance learning
Our experienced practitioner and research-based staff and diverse range of practice-related modules enable you to achieve planned change through the process of education, development and practice orientated research - ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives
Benefit from inter-professional learning as the course attracts professionals, worldwide, from a variety of settings, including: sexual health, mental health, disability, drug abuse, parenting education, youth work and community development, children’s centres, housing and homelessness, youth offending and domestic violence
Benefit from an international reputation in the field, with over 55 years’ professional training experience and international work.
Teaching and assessment
All core and most optional modules are launched during one of two block teaching weeks held each year, usually in September and January. These modules are supported by a wide variety of written material, individual and organisational tasks. Students are required to engage in a number of online seminars in each module. Contributions to them are compulsory and are an attendance requirement.
The course aims to build a learning community, from the initial contact during the induction block teaching week onwards. Assessment is usually by written assignment of 4,000 words per 15 credit module.
Many of our graduates work in a wide range of senior posts in community health, youth work and community development work in both publicand voluntary organisations, all over the world.
An MA is a recommended qualification for workers who want to hold senior positions. The MA is recognised internationally as a valid postgraduate level of study and its content is relevant for issues relating to a developing country’s health and community provision.
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research.
The university strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on their CVs. Postgraduate courses are career-focused, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities available during your studies. There’s lifelong support, too, through DMU’s global alumni community, DMU for Life.
DMU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, foundation courses, full-time and part-time courses and Learning Beyond Registration modules, among others.