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Applied Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work BA (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London

UCAS CODE: L530

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This programme is ideal if you have some experience of community and youth work. Challenging, dynamic and interactive, it presents opportunities for critical reflection and exploration of recent developments in the field. The BA Applied Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work enables students to examine practice with young people and communities through the lens of the main social science perspectives.Combining academic study in the social sciences with fieldwork placements in community development and youth work, the programme will enable you to develop as a youth and community development worker equipped for the particular contexts and challenges of the twenty-first century.The programme is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and equalities and provides opportunities to specialise in areas such as youth offending, community arts, faith-based practice, conflict transformation, international development and community enterprise.**Why study BA Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work at Goldsmiths?**- You'll undertake placements in several community and youth work settings, and will gain invaluable experience that will enhance your employability. - The degree can lead to careers in the broad community development, community and youth work field in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. - Our lecturers have extensive experience in the community and youth work sector, and work closely with you to maximise your potential. - You'll learn how to analyse relevant theoretical concepts and social policies, and how to link them to practical situations and your personal practice. - You'll attend a three-day residential module in the January of the first year, where you'll get to know other students and staff, while participating in programmed activities. - Teaching methods encourage maximum student participation, and include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, group and individual tutorials, group work training meetings, workshops, practical exercises, and written work. **Our graduates**Former students have gone on to work as community development workers, substance misuse workers, and youth workers in a range of settings, including schools and youth offending teams.The degree is professionally recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and endorsed by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning.

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Based in London, students can enjoy studying on a friendly, single-site campus.
Learn to see the world differently. Goldsmiths takes a fresh and creative approach to traditional subjects.
Learn in a welcoming and inclusive community, with students from over 140 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 83 4

    67th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    109 62%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    51st

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 56%

    69th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    93rd

    1

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