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.
At this Youth Work and Community Development (Hons) BSc 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.
Our 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.
- 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
- 36 months
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
- 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.
- Download and complete the international application form
- A copy of your qualifications
- A copy of your English language certificate
- A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
- A copy of your passport
- One reference
Alternative qualifications include:
International15250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15250 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.