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.
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.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
four to six years
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.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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