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Community Development and Public Policy with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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UCAS CODE: L5LL

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our dynamic, award-winning BSc Community Development and Public Policy with Foundation Year will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practice-based skills to develop or advance a career in community work. Communities and charities are key actors in relation to public policy and social, political and economic activity in a post-lockdown society and this programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the sector.You will learn about the latest theoretical and policy developments in the areas of community development and public policy, including the role of communities in fighting for social justice. You will critically reflect on these issues and the role of community development in public policy, focusing particularly on governance, citizenship, equality and diversity, partnership working and community engagement. You will also develop practical skills in project management, leadership, policy analysis and evaluation. This course is designed for anyone working with, or who has an interest in, communities.You will be taught by, and engage with, academic experts and practitioners from a range of community, voluntary, local and national government organisations and backgrounds.Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time, evening study BSc Community Development and Public Policy.We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BSc Community Development and Public Policy. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year.**Highlights**- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.- We offer multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, including specialisms in race equality, Black and Asian studies, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels.- Ours is a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students.- The programme is taught by experts and professionals from a range of community, voluntary and local government organisations.- You will have the opportunity to do a community-based placement or volunteering activity as part of your degree.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,560per year

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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