CYM offers a range of postgraduate programmes, tailored to your ministry or professional practice focus, including professional qualifications where required. They are suitable for those who have an existing undergraduate degree, and some experience of ministry and/or professional work with young people or children.

Through studies in theology, patterns in contemporary practice and professional roles these programmes enable students to expand their knowledge, understanding and insight into their own mission and ministry context.

They are taught through a flexible combination of study block, online and personal tuition by a dedicated and experienced academic and practitioner teaching team.

Our postgraduate courses for 2018/19 will be validated by Staffordshire University, subject to approval.

Student Stories

“Studying for the CYM MA has challenged me to move outside of my comfort zone and to consider perspectives I would not have otherwise encountered. This has impacted my practice as I have refined my understanding and in the process have become more self-aware.”


“Having worked in an unrelated industry but having volunteered as a youth worker for some years, I decided I wanted to train and become a youth worker full time. The structure of the part-time CYM MA was perfect in terms of allowing me to re-train whilst still working and now I’m ready to go for it in the big wide world of youth work!”



Academic Team


Contact: Robin Smith 0115 925 1114, or Gill Benson (Course Administrator) or check out programme links above to find out more.

To attend one of our special MA Open Day and chat to teaching staff and current students, go to our open days info page.