Community and Youth Work

Why study Community and Youth Work

Community Work is the development and empowerment of communities, through the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively; Youth Work is defined in Irish legislation and policy as a process of personal and social development based on voluntary participation and principles of equality and inclusiveness.

Full-time, level 8 honours degree in Community and Youth Work - 14 weeks of full-time supervised fieldwork in each year of the degree; remainder of year full-time on campus. A range of topics relating to community and youth work are studied in all three years of the programme. Supervised fieldwork in both community work and youth work is essential for all students.  Professional education and training that engages learners as active participants. The Bachelor and Master of Social Science Community and Youth Work is endorsed as a professional qualification in youth work by NSETS ( and community work by AIEB (


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