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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

Youth, Community and Guidance


Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another EMPLOYABILITY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING PIONEERING RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL BODY ACCREDITATION FLEXIBILITY REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INSPIRING COMMUNITY STRONG SECTOR LINKS PASSION

WELCOME If you’re looking to pursue or advance your career working alongside young people, adults and their communities, then we could be your perfect choice. Outstanding teaching, access to our wide ranging professional networks plus the latest research findings all help ensure our students are able to equip themselves with the most relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workplace. Not only that, on many of our courses you’ll gain a professionally endorsed qualification alongside your University of Huddersfield award, which could give you the edge when applying for jobs. By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and successful as possible. We look forward to welcoming you.

Dr Ann Harris Head of Department for Education and Community Studies

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STUDY WITH US

Making a difference to the lives of young people, adults and their communities and ensuring their development and wellbeing is both rewarding and worthwhile. The School of Education and Professional Development has developed a range of taught postgraduate courses, plus we supervise research degrees across a whole host of related subject areas to ensure this ever-evolving sector is continuously developed by a professional workforce. Teaching excellence You’ll be taught and supported by an outstanding team. In fact we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running. All our courses are developed with the involvement of professional partners from the field. These partners continue to be actively involved in course development through supporting student placements, participating in guest lectures and committees.

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Our staff also bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Many are prominent researchers and are actively involved in looking at new policies and development projects. Professional links Our professional network includes links with local authorities, youth services, youth offending teams and careers service organisations. These links not only offer you real-life experience whilst you’re studying, but play a major role in developing course content through collaboration and guest lectures. Many of our courses are also professionally recognised and endorsed by bodies including the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Career Development Institute (CDI).

Pioneering research We’ve got a reputation for delivering consistently outstanding educational research. In fact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an impressive 94% of our research was deemed to be world class or of international significance. Research is integral to our reputation for developing the best and brightest professionals whilst also addressing the needs of employers and the community. All our research is fed directly back into course content and shared across our academic community.

Three reasons to choose Youth, Community and Guidance at Huddersfield

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Outstanding teaching team we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running.

Our courses are professionally recognised and endorsed by bodies including the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Career Development Institute (CDI).

In the REF 2014, 94% of the School of Education and Professional Development’s research was deemed to be world class or of international significance.

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Education and Youth Work Studies MA

The course allows you to build your skills specifically around learning strategies, effective personal development, research and evaluation and is ideal for those looking to progress their career working alongside young people and communities.

AT A GLANCE Duration

You’ll choose from a range of option modules to match your role, experience or area of interest helping you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner. Throughout your studies you’ll have access to our extensive professional and academic networks, outstanding support and excellent facilities across campus.

Duration September start 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.

• Suitably experienced applicants without a degree will be considered.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Additional criteria

The course provides the much sought after professional youth work qualification endorsed by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work. On this course you have the opportunity to explore informal education and community development with young people and communities and build your knowledge of social policies and practices, including those surrounding discrimination and the promotion of equality.

“Extremism, racial tension and community cohesion are all topics at the forefront of the political agenda. My research focuses on how these themes relate to education policy; how through education we can help tackle these issues. I’m particularly interested in understanding how youth workers, teachers and other community engagement professionals interpret and implement new government policies and how young people experience them. This side of my work is of significant benefit to my students. It gives my teaching strong currency and relevance to today’s society and ensures my students are fully prepared for the workplace.” Professor Paul Thomas Director of Research, School of Education and Professional Development

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AT A GLANCE

September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

On this course you’ll have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and understanding of the ideology and theory underpinning informal education with young people. You’ll expand your knowledge of professional practice, how to effectively work and support others and explore how personal development can raise standards in learner achievements. The course allows you to improve performance in your own professional practice, helps increase your confidence, provides a platform for research and evaluation and allows you to apply high ethical standards in your practice and research.

Youth and Community Work (Professional Studies) PgDip

• Relevant job/voluntary placement of at least 14 hours per week. • Relevant experience working with young people or community groups. • DBS check.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

A significant amount of your learning takes place whilst on placement to help you gain the skills required by employers. Previous graduates have successfully moved into employment in a diverse range of youth and community settings including youth and community work, youth offending teams, substance misuse support, housing associations and alternative education. Throughout your studies you’ll have access to our extensive professional and academic networks, outstanding support and excellent facilities across campus. Upon successful completion you have the option to progress onto a 1 year part-time Youth and Community Work (Professional Studies) MA course.

“As a postgraduate student on placement you get to take on a much greater level of responsibility. This was not only an amazing experience but also helped me focus on the area of work that I’ve now gone into. Working in small groups really helped build my confidence, share experiences and learn in a very supportive environment. The tutors were amazing – real experts in their field. In fact I’m still in regular contact with many of them; they’ve a genuine interest in what I’m doing and now network with me as a peer and a professional.” Tiff Schofield Graduated Youth and Community Work (Professional Studies) PgDip 2014, now Housing Support Assistant/Worker at Centre Point

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Guidance (Professional Studies) PgDip

AT A GLANCE Duration September start 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Entry requirements • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification. • Suitably experienced applicants without a degree will be considered.

Additional criteria

This course is for those wishing to become careers guidance professionals. You’ll take the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) - the nationally recognised professional qualification awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI) - alongside your PgDip.

• Relevant experience working on a paid or voluntary basis. • DBS check.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

On the course you learn about policy, practice and theories underpinning career guidance, equality and diversity, partnership working and research based practice. A significant amount of your learning also takes place whilst on placement where you’ll gain the practical skills to successfully work with adults and young people in the wide range of settings in which careers guidance is practiced. The course can lead to a wide variety of interesting and rewarding career prospects in career guidance companies, higher and further education careers and employability services, secondary education and third sector organisations. Throughout your studies you’ll have access to our extensive professional and academic networks, outstanding support and excellent facilities across campus.

TAILORED LEARNING OUTSTANDING SUPPORT EXPERTISE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE COLLABORATION

Upon successful completion you have the option to progress onto a 1 year part-time Guidance (Professional Studies) MA course.

“As part of my course, I’ve already been involved in two very hands on placements. The course has also built my knowledge of the sector, covering issues like social exclusion, current issues facing the labour market, what employers are looking for, key opportunities and other challenges to help me deal with my client group. The course will also give me a recognised, professional qualification for working in the careers and guidance sector. The course is really flexible. All the tutors are really friendly and accommodating so most students, including myself, have managed to fit some kind of work around their studies.” Mischa Wilmers Guidance (Professional Studies) PgDip

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PIONEERING RESEARCH

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES

Research is central to our work in developing the most highly skilled professionals for all sectors of education and related professions.

We have a suite of research degrees that can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis. They help to develop relevant transferable and research skills which support you in gaining expertise in a specialist area. Combined research enables you to build on your existing knowledge, acquire new skills and make an original contribution through supervised research. On each research programme you’ll be assigned a minimum of one main supervisor. Your supervisor will be engaged in research in the relevant discipline to ensure that the direction and monitoring of your progress is informed by up-to-date subject knowledge and research developments. In addition you’ll also have access to an exciting and comprehensive programme of research skills training and development opportunities.

All our research activities are brought together through our overarching Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES) and its three specific research groups: Policy Explores how educational policies, institutions and structures impact on and are experienced by children, young people and adult learners.

Professional Identities Focuses on the roles and experiences of educators and others in all types of education settings. Pedagogies Draws on theoretical and empirical research to critique practices and advocate approaches that encompass creativity and social justice.

These research groups bring together researchers, policy makers, current practitioners and academics to work on research projects and to hold seminars, workshops and other public facing research events. They’re also a great way to get involved in current debates and explore the wider issues and implications of new policies affecting children, young people and adults.

We offer the following research degrees: • Master’s by Research • Doctor of Education • Doctor of Philosophy

“I just love being here and part of this amazing research community. I’ve met Sir Al Ansley Green in person to talk about my research and meet monthly with my supervisor to ensure my research is on the right track. You’re matched to a supervisor who has knowledge of your research area, but all the staff are amazing and I feel that I could approach any one.” Tina Froggett MRes Children, Wellbeing and Creative Learning Environments

“At Huddersfield I’ve felt part of a really strong and vibrant research community throughout. I’ve attended lots of interactive research seminars, skills enhancement workshops and researcher forums. I also get to work with other researchers from across the university in the Research Hub. This side of things is really invaluable for mixing and sharing experiences with others.” Hieu Kieu PhD HE Policy

For more information visit hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees

To find out more visit hud.ac.uk/research/education

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LIFE ON CAMPUS

Since 2010, we’ve invested nearly £80m in new buildings for our students, making our campus a more exciting, inspiring place to learn.

INSPIRING CAMPUS AWARD-WINNING LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SPECIALIST SUPPORT COMMITMENT

You’ll mainly study within our well-equipped teaching rooms and open access computing suites, all housed in our architecturally award-winning building alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Our whole University is built around one main campus, so everything you need is just minutes away.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival at Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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“The support I’ve had from my Academic Skills Tutor has been invaluable. She’s taken a first look at my work before submission and given me some great tips on critical reading.” Hayley Jackson Action Research for Education MA

Academic support Located across the University, Academic Skills Tutors provide specialist support to help with reading development, research strategies, assessment, time management and, of course, writing. Your Library At the heart of campus is our award-winning Library, however you don’t need to be on campus to access its many online resources. You’ll also find specialist library support available too. This includes workshops and drop-in sessions to help find initial literature through to supporting you to publish and promote completed research. Inspiring community The University of Huddersfield is the only UK University where 100% of all our permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy* which means you’ll be joining an outstanding academic community. You’ll also have the opportunity to study and research alongside students from across the world with experience and expertise in a whole range of specialist subjects and sectors. hud.ac.uk 13


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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to commence your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full and part-time taught and research courses. For taught courses, simply visit halo.hud.ac.uk/applicationform and complete the application form. For research courses, simply visit hud.ac.uk/research/researchdegrees/howtoapply/ and complete the application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss your options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Out tutors and course team would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions.

POSTGRADUATE

STUDY FAIRS

We look forward to hearing from you.

GET IN TOUCH Course enquiries

Admissions team

School of Education and Professional Development

Tel. 01484 473969 Email. aro@hud.ac.uk

01484 478249 sepd@hud.ac.uk

Research team Tel. 01484 473503 Email. researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk

@eduhuduni /eduhuduni Important Information – This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at hud.ac.uk/courses

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Youth, Community and Guidance 2017/18 Postgraduate Guide  

The complete guide to postgraduate Youth, Community and Early Years at the University of Huddersfield. (2017/18 Edition)

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