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Community Learning and Development (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #302 (QS) ,
Community Learning and Development (Hons) is an exciting, new and vibrant course at University of Dundee which reflects the current field of community learning and development practice in Scotland and the UK. 


Community learning professionals engage with people living within a geographical area or sharing a common interest to develop a range of learning, action and reflection opportunities determined by their personal, social, economic and political needs.

The Community Learning and Development (Hons) course from University of Dundee has been designed around the concept of the self-monitoring critically reflective professional, in other words the willingness and ability of professionals to question, analyse, and evaluate their values, practices and experiences.

During your time on the course you will experience a range of teaching methods, such as lectures, seminars, practice based learning, projects and e-learning.

With the support of tutors you will be encouraged to become an independent learner and to participate in a range of peer learning communities.

Experienced practitioners also contribute to the delivery of the course and this supports your engagement with the ongoing changes in the professional field of practice.


The knowledge and skills that you acquire on this course will prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities in working with adults, young people and communities in both the statutory and voluntary sector. 

This qualification is especially attractive to employers because it includes studying policy initiatives in relation to social justice and partnership working between local authority departments; further education; housing associations; health services; employment agencies; and the police services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Working Together and Values: Self, Society and the Professions
  • Electives
  • Working with People
  • Making Sense of CLD
  • Effective Practice
  • Critical Practice in CLD
  • An Introduction to Social Research
  • Developing Sustainable Organisations
  • Social Justice, Policy and Practice
  • Practice Learning 


If you:
  • enjoy working with people
  • enjoy engaging in lively discussions about the issues in society today
  • are someone who is willing to share ideas and be open to the ideas of others
then you are likely to do well on this course.

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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: ABB or BBBC at Higher including English or a literate subject at C
  • GCE A-Level: AB or CCC at A-Level, plus GCSE English or a literate subject at grade B / 6
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with MMM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 29 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 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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