Youth Studies BSc (Full-time)London Metropolitan University
Youth Studies BSc (Full-time)
Focusing on young people, this course takes an in-depth look at evolving identities, media representations, social policy, community development and the history of government approach to youth policy. This course encompasses cultural studies, criminology, sociology and psychology to provide insights into everything from youth work to urban gang life and young people’s social welfare.
London Met is the 2017 preferred provider of the The North East London (NEL) commissioning panel, representing the Social Work Development Partnership of five local authorities. The partnership has commissioned us to train existing social workers who can supervise graduates starting out in social work, meaning you'll receive a continuity of support by London Met from your education through to your career.
The transition into adulthood is often viewed as challenging and complex, but it’s also a time of fresh opportunities and new discoveries. Young people are represented in association with contemporary social concerns, ranging from unemployment to social relationships and youth protests, yet at the same time, they’ve become a pulsating presence in the media and in creative arts.
This interdisciplinary degree will develop your skills to work with young people and practice youth work. You’ll explore the phenomenon of youth culture, providing an understanding of youth in a social, cultural and political context. You’ll examine local, national and global issues, and developments that shape young people’s lives and life experiences. Practical and transferable skills essential to employment, further education and research you'll gain through this degree include computing, video production and multimedia creativity, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you must have at least:
- three A-levels with minimum grades BBC, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent level 3 qualification
- English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Key Skills Level 2 in Communications or Functional Skills Level 2)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Introduction to Criminological Theory
- Introduction to Working with Young People
- Principles of Community Work
- Social Problems and Social Issues
- Management and Leadership in Youth and Community Organisations
- Researching Youth and Community Issues
- Youth, Resistance and Social Control
- Crime and the Media
- Human Rights, Social Justice and Diversity
- Youth Culture and the Media
- Youth, Crime and Violence
- Community and Youth Dissertation
- Management and Supervision in Youth and Community Work Settings
- Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime
- Current Issues in Disability
- Development and Social Enterprise
- Homelessness and Housing Policy
- Housing Issues and Housing Solutions
- Work Placement for Professional Development
Modules and module details are subject to change over time.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
- International Students: £12,700 per year
Graduates have a wide choice of careers within a rapidly expanding array of commercial, public and voluntary sector bodies; fields of particular relevance include social research, community work, counselling, teaching, youth justice, trainee probation, housing, health, education, welfare rights and drugs services. Previous graduates are now in roles as student support mentors and family case workers for schools, and as caseworkers for housing services for young people.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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