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Community Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Hamilton, United Kingdom
Community Education degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is perfect for those already involved or interested in working with people in communities to facilitate their critical and social education. 
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Community Education degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is aimed at current or aspiring community education practitioners.

Community educators work with people of all ages and abilities to facilitate individual and social change that enhances the chances  for making a good life. The programme is underpinned by theories and practices in equality and social justice, human flourishing, engagement and participation.


Graduates of this course will find opportunities as a lead practitioner/manager within the areas of adult education, community development and youth work.

You will also find work across a range of disciplinary areas and in voluntary and statutory sectors.

Previous graduate destinations have included working in peer education, Scottish Prison Service, faith-based and rural youth work, employability, community development and regeneration, issue based practice and charitable trusts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • education
  • sociology 
  •  psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points including English
  • A levels: BCC or 104 UCAS Tariff points including English
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4,4 at HL)
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • £9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750
  • £9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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