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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 09:48

Course Overview

This course is designed to enable students to plan their own projects with communities, including understanding and effectively engaging with the values and priorities of community stakeholders.  Building on understandings from the ‘Working in communities’ course it develops understanding of collaborative goal setting and planning processes in community contexts and of the various policy and theoretical frameworks in which community development activity can be undertaken and evaluated.  Evaluation processes are discussed in terms of both creativity and community development aims.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Christine Aldred

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will consist of the following components:
  • Comparison and analysis of legal context, policy guidance and standards across disciplines which contribute to community development
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  • Theory and practice of self management and project management and their application to community settings.
  • Models of evaluation and their application to community settings.
  • Analysis of exemplars of creative projects and their contribution to community development.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: One 3,500 word essay (coursework).

Resit: Students submit failed components of original essay.

Formative Assessment



Oral feedback will be provided by the lecturer on draft work during the year. Written feedback will be provided on report forms following submission of the assessment.

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