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Youth and Community Work (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Course Overview

Through supervised professional practice placements and university-based study, you will learn how to work with young people and the communities in which they live to help them realise their potential. This delicate and expert approach will allow you to build relationships, helping to inspire and stimulate the people you work with to make positive changes in their lives. At the Youth and Community Work (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University you will develop your professional identity through your unique placements, theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Placements are a significant part of the course and help you build the professional confidence and skills necessary to make a difference to other peoples’ lives. You can do your placement in three different environments, broadening your skills and experience as you progress. You may choose to do one of your placements overseas, for example with our partners Helsinki Youth Service. Each youth and community work student is unique, and therefore brings their own interests and skill sets to the profession. 

What might you become?

The jobs market has changed significantly over the past few years and these are exciting times for graduates from this programme as the range and scope of employment opportunities has never been so diverse.

Opportunities exist across the sectors, in voluntary and charitable organisations, in the public sector, for example children’s’ services, schools and colleges; and in the private sector.

Recent graduates have forged careers in a range of settings including: school inclusion projects and alternative curriculum projects, in youth offending teams, in youth projects and detached projects, in housing and advice agencies and in housing projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Youth & Community Work
  • Interpersonal Communication & Relationship Skills
  • Engaging with Learning
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice
  • Issues & Interventions
  • Level 1 Professional Practice Placement

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCD or above, BTEC triple grades MMP or above, or Access 3-36 D/M with min 3D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • Applicants should have sufficient practical experience prior to commencement of the course (i.e. 100 hours practical work with young people and / or communities). A DBS check is required. All suitable applicants will be interviewed during which you will need to be able to demonstrate a level of interest and experience. Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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