MA (Community Development)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
At least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 degree in a social science or related discipline or equivalent. Development work experience is not a requirement for entry into the Programme, although accumulated work experience will be taken into account.
Garda Vetting/Police Clearance is required for this programme.
2 years, full-time
Next start date: September 2014
ECTS weighting: 120
Average intake: 14
Closing date: 4th April 2014
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
- Chris Curtin, MA (Galway), PhD (Hull)
- Anne Byrne, MA (Galway), PhD (Limerick)
- Michelle Millar, MA (Limerick), PhD (Limerick)
- Liam Coen, MA (Limerick)
- Ciara Bradley MA (Galway)
- Brian McGrath, MA (Galway), PhD (Aberdeen)
Requirements and assessment
Who’s suited to this course
In Semester Three of Year Two, students must complete a placement for a minimum four-month period in a practical community work environment, during which time participants’ knowledge and skills of community work practice is reinforced and their ability to apply practical work practices in innovative development processes is enhanced. Participants are encouraged to select work placement settings relevant to their own particular area of interest but are advised and facilitated in establishing and developing an identified project work task for the placement period.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €4,745 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €4,521 p.a. 2013/14
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2013/14
Download taught and research
Community Development Officer, HSE
"Since graduating from the MA Community Development in NUI Galway, I have spent the past six years putting into action the skills I learned on the course. Working in the area of community health and social care for the HSE, I connect with a variety of communities ( youth, elderly, immigrant ) on a daily basis in order to assess their diverse and complex set of needs and put in place innovative initiatives in order to meet those needs. It is a challenging yet extremely rewarding role in which the M.A Community Development course has been an essential foundation on which to build my career.”