MEd & PgDip Adult Education, Community Development & Youth Work

The following courses make up your programme’s curriculum, there are also details for students who may have opted for a part time masters. 

For more detail on course assessment and intended learning outcomes, you can view all course specifications via the course catalogue and matching the course to its code starting with EDUC.

I am studying the full-time MEd (180 credits over 12 months)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 2 optional courses related to the chosen specialist pathway, plus the Dissertation.

Semester 1 (Core)

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)
  • Practice and Policy Inquiry (EDUC5944)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

Semester 2 (Core)

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) - continues from Semester 1

Students on the Adult Education pathway should select two options from the following:

  • The Psychology of Adult Learning (EDUC5414)
  • Curriculum Development in Adult Education (EDUC5406)

Students on the Community Development pathway should select two options from the following:

  • Educational Approaches to Community Learning and Development (EDUC5407)
  • Empowerment and Social Change (EDUC5408)

Students on the Youthwork pathway should select two options from the following:

  • Working with Youth: Education and Learning for Change (EDUC5415)
  • Perspectives of Youth and Young Adulthood (EDUC5428)

Semester 3

  • Practitioner Research Project (EDUC5945P)

I am studying the part-time MEd (180 credits over 2 years)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 2 optional courses related to the chosen specialist pathway, plus the Dissertation.  Please see the suggested structures below.

Adult Education pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Curriculum Development in Adult Education (EDUC5406)

 

Year 2 |Semester 1

  • The Psychology of Adult Learning (EDUC5414)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

 

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

Year 2 | Semester 3

  •  Practitioner Research Project (EDUC5945P)

Community Development pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Educational Approaches to Community Learning and Development (EDUC5407)

Year 2 |Semester 1

  • Empowerment and Social Change (EDUC5408)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

 

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

Year 2 | Semester 3

  • Practitioner Research Project (EDUC5945P)

Youthwork pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Working with Youth: Education and Learning for Change (EDUC5415)

 

Year 2 |Semester 1

  • Perspectives of Youth and Young Adulthood (EDUC5428)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

Year 2 | Semester 3

  • Practitioner Research Project (EDUC5945P)

I am studying the full-time PgDip (120 credits over 12 months)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 2 optional courses related to the chosen specialist pathway.

Semester 1 (Core)

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)
  • Practice and Policy Inquiry (EDUC5944)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

Semester 2 (Core)

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) - continues from Semester 1

Students on the Adult Education pathway should select two options from the following:

  • The Psychology of Adult Learning (EDUC5414)
  • Curriculum Development in Adult Education (EDUC5406)

Students on the Community Development pathway should select two options from the following:

  • Educational Approaches to Community Learning and Development (EDUC5407)
  • Empowerment and Social Change (EDUC5408)

Students on the Youthwork pathway should select two options from the following:

  • Working with Youth: Education and Learning for Change (EDUC5415)
  • Perspectives of Youth and Young Adulthood (EDUC5428)

I am studying the part-time PgDip (120 credits over 2 years)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 2 optional courses related to the chosen specialist pathway.  Please see the suggested structures below.

Adult Education pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Curriculum Development in Adult Education (EDUC5406)

Year 2 |Semester 1

  • The Psychology of Adult Learning (EDUC5414)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

Community Development pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Educational Approaches to Community Learning and Development (EDUC5407)

Year 2 |Semester 1

  • Empowerment and Social Change (EDUC5408)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

 

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

Youthwork pathway

Year 1 |Semester 1

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice (EDUC5946)

Year 1 |Semester 2

  • Working with Youth: Education and Learning for Change (EDUC5415)

Year 2 |Semester 1

 

  • Perspectives of Youth and Young Adulthood (EDUC5428)
  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412)

 

Year 2 |Semester 2

  • Practice Placement (EDUC5412) – continues from Semester 1

FAQs

Is it possible to undertake an option out with my chosen pathway?

It is possible to mix options from the different pathways, so for example a student on the Adult Education pathway may choose to undertake an option from either the Youthwork or Community Development pathways.

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