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Community & Youth Work

Overview
The MSoc Sc in Community and Youth Work integrates advanced study in challenging issues facing society today with accredited professional education for key roles in community development, youth work, and associated equality, human rights, international development, local development, local authority, national institutions, and international agency work. The programme provides an opportunity to engage in education and training in a dialogical environment, combining research and praxis for action, policy influence and advocacy, and participation in shaping society and facilitating young people to reach their potential.

Professional Endorsement:
The MSoc Sc in Community and Youth Work is endorsed by the North South Education and Training Standards Board as a professional qualification in Youth Work and by the All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work as a professional qualification in Community Work.

Course Structure
The programme, in line with all postgraduate professional qualifications takes place over two years fulltime or three years part time in service. Students undertake a full time professional fieldwork placement lasting fourteen weeks in each year.

Entry requirements

Application for entry to the MSoc Sc CYW programme is open to those who:
1 - Have a primary degree in one of the social sciences (those holding other primary degrees may be also considered in light of their experience and personal studies).

2 - Have experience of / a demonstrated interest in work with communities, youth organisations or projects, minority groups, social movements or international development. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850.

Duration

MHB54: 2 years Full-time
MHB55: 3 years part-time in service

Careers or further progression

Career Options
The programme creates critical thinkers who are engaged professionally to work dynamically in leadership positions in the fields of community development and youth work and a variety of areas such as development, policy analysis, organizational leadership in NGOs and statutory organisations in Ireland, Europe and internationally Graduates are involved in a variety of positions at national, regional, local and international levels in youth projects, community based work and statutory and voluntary organisations.

Further enquiries

Recruitment Co-ordinator: Deidre Massey
Email: appliedsocialstudies@mu.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/applied-social-studies
Address: Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

The programme, in line with all postgraduate professional qualifications takes place over two years fulltime or three years part time in service. Students undertake a full time professional fieldwork placement lasting fourteen weeks in each year.

Comment

Since its inception in 1981, the Department has earned an unrivalled reputation for its education and training with graduates occupying positions at all levels in community organisations, youth projects, social justice, equality and human rights initiatives, local national and international NGOs, local and national authorities and institutions.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30 June 2020.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September

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