About the courseThe MA in Community Leadership is a unique course developed and inspired by individuals who work within communities as activists and change makers. The course is based upon the concept of a learning community, whereby learners come together to share experiences and best practice. It works on the belief that within the context of community leadership, individuals learn best from a peer led programme.The course is grounded in the educational philosophy of Paulo Freire, and uses action reflection praxis as a basis for learning, allowing students to take new theoretical concepts and critically challenge them within their own communities. It also utilises and explores the management concepts of the community educator Mary Parker Follett (1868 to 1933); a woman recognised as ahead of her time in management science and whose ideas are hugely pertinent to the community sector today. The staff engaged in the delivery of the programme are all practitioners and internationally recognised in their fields. Their role is to share their knowledge on a peer to peer basis and support learners in developing new and innovative solutions to current issues.
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AboutThe University of Central Lancashire in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. Today, it is one of the UK’s largest universities. With a student and staff community approaching 38,000, the university is the fifth largest employer in the North West of England. Internationally, it has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised.
The University aims to give potential students the information they need to make important choices about their university education. Central Lancashire comprises 20 academic Schools which are supported by their professional services that contribute to the effective running of the University. It offers a variety of activities for students in Further Education, Secondary and Primary schools, either on campus or in schools and colleges, as well as providing information and support for teachers and careers advisers. Several specialist teams work with different student groups. The School and College Liaison team is committed to working alongside schools, academies, free schools, sixth forms, further education colleges and University Technical Colleges to support the progression of students to higher education.
Preston Campus is right at the heart of the city, just minutes away from its vibrant shopping centre, attractions and nightlife. Compact city centre campus is a blend of fantastic architectural styles and is a vibrant community where students can work, live, socialise and relax.
Across the campus, the buildings are home to specialist laboratories and workshops, performance theatres and studios, social spaces and places to eat and drink.
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The city of Preston, the home of our main Campus, is located in the heart of the North West and is a mid-sized modern city. Our Preston city campus is compact, benefitting from excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the town centre.