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BA (Hons) Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work

Goldsmiths, University of London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Application deadline: 26 January 2022

Program description

BA (Hons) Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work

This programme is ideal if you have some experience of community and youth work. Challenging, dynamic and interactive, it presents opportunities for critical reflection and exploration of recent developments in the field.

The BA Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work enables students to examine practice with young people and communities through the lens of the main social science perspectives.

Combining academic study in the social sciences with fieldwork placements in community development and youth work, the programme will enable you to develop as a youth and community development worker equipped for the particular contexts and challenges of the twenty-first century.

The programme is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and equalities and provides opportunities to specialise in areas such as youth offending, community arts, faith-based practice, conflict transformation, international development and community enterprise.

Admission requirements

  • A-level:CC
  • International Baccalaureate:Successful completion
  • Access:Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including a number of distinctions/merits in subject secific modules
  • Scottish qualifications:CCCCC (Higher) or CC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate:60%

Additional requirements

You'll also need

  • one year's full-time (or two years' part-time) work experience (paid or voluntary) in a related field
  • evidence of academic achievement at Level 3 (A-level) standard; preferably two A-level passes or equivalent and three GCSEpasses or equivalent.
  • to fulfil ourfitness to train requirements

Language requirements

If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

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Program content

Year 1 compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Community Development & Youth Work I
  • Introduction to Applied Research Methods I
  • Fieldwork Practice I
  • Race, Racism and Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Applied Social Science
  • and Introduction to Group Work

Year 2 modules

  • Community Development and Youth Work in Context

Year 2 compulsory modules

  • Group Work in Theory
  • Group Work in Practice
  • Fieldwork Practice 2
  • Theory, Policy and Politics
  • Applied Research Methods 2

Year 2 module options

  • Arts in the Community
  • Global Youth Work and International Development
  • Youth Justice
  • Religion, Belief and Spirituality in Professional Practice

Year 3 compulsory

  • Fieldwork Practice 3
  • Social Justice in Community Development and Youth Work
  • Management and Leadership
  • Critical Engagement with Social Policy
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work - Dissertation

Year 3 module options

  • Faith-based youth work
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Enterprise in Communities

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for local students is £9250
  • Tuition fee for International students is £17050

Career opportunities

The programme can lead to careers in the broad community development, community and youth work field in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.Former students have gone on to work as:

  • managers and staff in community projects
  • youth officers
  • community development workers
  • substance misuse workers
  • youth workers in a range of settings, including schools and youth offending teams
  • learning mentors

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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