NUI Galway: MA / PGDiP in Child, Youth and Community

NUI Galway: MA / PGDiP in Child, Youth and Community

The Discipline of Applied Social Science in the School of Political Science and Sociology in NUI Galway is delighted to offer an MA / PGDiP in Child, Youth and Community. This one year full-time / two-year part-time blended learning programme places a particular focus on enabling students to be proficient in programme planning and evaluation in the context of child, youth and community services.

Why this MA?

Developed by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway, the MA provides students with the opportunity to develop skills-sets that are in high demand. It is designed to respond to the needs of a funding dependent sector and meet the growing national and international donor requirement to comply with rights-based approaches and provide scientific, robust evidence to measure the impact of social interventions.

Students who participate in this programme will:

  • Build their knowledge and practical skills in programme planning and research evaluation;
  • Critically explore new lines of research and the use of research evidence in practice;
  • Develop their capacity to design and deliver human rights based and culturally sensitive programmes and services;
  • Develop their capacity as leaders in this field;
  • Enhance their skills in communication and innovative thinking;
  • Avail of professional experience and networking opportunities (including fieldtrip and placement opportunities).

Who is the Programme Designed for?

The Programme is designed for professionals already working in the community, voluntary or public sectors and/or for those who have an understanding of the lives of children and youth and communities and wish to acquire a specialised Level 9 qualification which will add value to their existing qualifications and enable them progress to leadership roles within their careers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will require a NQAI Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours, or equivalent, with a 2:1 in child, youth and family studies, sociology, psychology or a cognate discipline.

For further information see our programme brochure attached and our webpage:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
Course Director – Dr. Danielle Kennan:

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
26th May, 2022
Blended / Galway
Expiry Date
26th Jul, 2022