Global Youth Work & Development Education

The overall objective is to equip youth workers with skills and analytical capabilities in Global Youth Work and Development Education in social education through creative interactive technologies. This course will be informed by an understanding of youth work principals and practice of youth work. It will also address the management and delivery of transnational projects.

Entry requirements

A relevant honours degree or approved equivalent with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2.2 or A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant professional responsibility and experience.

Candidates must also be actively involved in youth work either as a volunteer or a paid employee working at least 5 hours per week with a registered youth work organisation or project.

Candidates will need to have demonstrated an adequate level of English, for example IELTS 5.5.

Assessment Info

There will be a cross modular project for each block constituting 40% marks for each module. The subject of this will be agreed with the host youth organisation. There will be an essay or project for each module worth 40%. Students will complete a series of online questions based on the lectures which will count for 20% of the module mark.

Subjects taught

This course will begin with a series of modules on youth work, on completion of which the student will proceed to modules looking at the specific issues relating to the management and delivery of transnational projects in that context.

Block Introduction to Critical Youth Work Theory
1. Critical Youth Work Theory
2. Collaboration in Youth Work
3. Global Youth Work And Development Education.

Block Global Youth Work and Development Education
1. Development Education in Youth Work
2. Strategic Transnational Collaboration in Youth Work
3. Managing Transnational Projects




30 weeks, 2 semesters.

Online Lectures - Online lectures & reading material to be accessed over 2 evenings per week, taking approx. 3 hours per session to complete. Access time for these sessions at the student's discretion.

Seminar - 1 seminar each semester at LIT Thurles; all students expected to attend.

Webinar - 3 hours webinar each month Workplace Learning - Students expected to spend min. 5 hours per week working/volunteering in a youth work setting.


All Taught Postgraduate students can avail of three payment options:
Option 1: 100% on registration.
Option 2: 50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.
Option 3: By Instalment Plan – Signed and Agreed with the Grants & Fees Office.

Please see our How to Pay your Fees and Payment of Fees Deadlines sections for more details.

Please Note: Examination results will not be released to any student with an outstanding fee. Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full.

Enrolment dates

Start Dates: September & January

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    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

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