• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Youth work has been described as ‘the science of enabling young people to believe in themselves and build positive futures’ (National Youth Agency).

Working with people primarily aged between 11 and 25 is both a challenging and rewarding career choice and the professionals specialising in this field aim to support a young person to develop both personally and socially.

On this Youth Work and Community Development (Hons) programme offered by De Montfort University , you’ll cover the history and development of youth and community work, explore the self, groups and learning, society and social policy, and develop your understanding of social science.

You’ll also be looking at oppression, globalisation, how agencies work together, and community development and management, as well as enhancing your research, practical and managerial skills.

Compulsory work placements in youth and community centres, and schools and voluntary organisations, provide ample opportunity to achieve hands-on experience working alongside professional youth and community workers. And you’ll see, first-hand, some of the issues that can affect young people and their communities.

Graduate Careers

The graduates go on to work in a variety of areas including detached youth work, community development, working with homeless communities, the education sector, with refugees and asylum seekers, mentoring roles, the arts industry, healthcare and youth justice work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      four to six years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Learning, Education and Youth Work
  • Youth and Community Work in Context
  • The Self in Context
  • Developing the Professional Practitioner 
  • Black Perspectives
  • Context, Management and Governance
  • Research Methods/Negotiated Module 

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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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is a minimum of 104 from at least two A-levels with a subject at grade C or above, or
  • BTEC National Diploma — Distinction/Merit/Merit, or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma — Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English.
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass in QAA Access to HE with at least 30 level 3 credits at Merit. English GCSE required as separate qualification. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification.
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 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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