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Community Education Work Based Route (Hons)

University of Dundee

48 months
19500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BA Community Education Work Based Route (Hons) from University of Dundee embraces youth work, adult and family learning, and community development. CE professionals are committed to social justice, working to develop a range of learning and development opportunities determined by personal, social, economic and political needs.



The BA Community Education Work Based Route (Hons) from University of Dundee is for those of you who are already employed in a CE related role, and who require a professional qualification or professional development for career advancement.

As a work-based student you will study community work theories to help you analyse and develop your own community work practice approach, through a combination of distance and on-campus learning.

Starting with an exploration of the historical and philosophical foundations influencing current practice, you will develop an understanding of relevant policy and political ideas and how they relate to community practice.

You will be encouraged to undertake an in-depth analysis of social justice, equalities, ethics, political perspectives, values, principles, and socio-economic trends, while also enhancing your critical thinking and reflection.

The course is relevant to the current field of CE practice in Scotland, the UK and worldwide and is professionally endorsed by the CLD Standards Council Scotland.


Teaching methods include:

  • presentations
  • class-based discussions
  • videos on youth work, community development, and adult and family learning
  • talks by invited speakers and TED talks
  • group-work activities
  • work-place learning
  • online learning
  • independent study


This qualification is attractive to employers because it has community empowerment as its focus and includes studying policy initiatives in relation to social justice and partnership working between agencies such as local authority departments, voluntary agencies, housing associations and health and police services.

Our graduates go directly into employment in Scotland, the UK and Europe. Recently, this has included:

  • working in community centres
  • neighbourhood projects
  • primary and secondary schools
  • offsite school provision
  • further education providers
  • homeless units
  • charities and voluntary organisations

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Community Education
  • Critical Community Practice
  • Inquiry-based Community Education Practice
  • Community Education Practice Learning
  • Critical Pedagogies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Advanced Diploma: Grade C
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with MMM
  • GCE-A Level: AB or CCC
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 29 points
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Pass with CC at Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: ABB or BBBC at Higher
  • SQA Higher National: HNC Working with Communities with a B Graded Unit
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Relevant subjects with ABB grades
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: BC at A-Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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