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Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert De Montfort University




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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.

Graduate careers

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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert.

Online/Distance with attendence (2 years)

Tuition fees

£14,600 per year for full time and it’s a guide for part time students.




Leicester Campus

The Gateway,



LE1 9BH, England

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees

£14,600.00 (15,00,416) per year




Leicester Campus

The Gateway,



LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirement for international students

Demonstration of ability to work at master’s level which can be achieved through having a first degree, normally at 2:2 or above, or by having a range of academic and work experience; You are normally expected to have a professional qualification in an area related to work; You must be engaged in at least four hours’ appropriate work, paid or unpaid, per week. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at De Montfort University.

International Alumni Scholarship

Value of scholarship


Application details:

There is no application process for this scholarship.

Eligibility requirements:

This scholarship applies to international students who are joining us in September 2020 and January 2021 who graduated with a DMU degree this year or within the last two years. It is available for selected taught Master's or professional courses, depending on your academic achievement. There are two tiers to the scholarship according to a student’s academic achievement at Postgraduate level: a. A discount of £3,000 is offered to all Postgraduate Taught alumni who have graduated within the last two years; b. A scholarship of £5,000 is available to all Postgraduate Taught alumni who have graduated within the past two years and achieved a distinction. The scholarship is applicable to students progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study, and those progressing from postgraduate taught to postgraduate taught.

Who can apply:

All international

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