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Community Youth Work BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This programme is validated by NSETS (North South Education and Training Standards committee) and confers professional status on those who successfully complete the three years of study. The programme integrates teaching and practice in its approach to learning. There are three work-based assessed practice modules over the three-year period, which last for 10 weeks at 30 hours (minimum) per week. The modules of study reflect the need for students to develop knowledge and skills for practice. These include the context of youth work, principles and practice of youth work (interpersonal skills and informal education) psychology, sociology, social policy & management and supervision theory & practice. Community development and applied independent study also form key elements of the programme.

The staff team are experienced youth work practitioners with a range of specialisms. Youth justice, gender based work, community relations, sexual orientation and mental health are some of the themes which the team have focussed upon.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The teaching learning and assessment is dynamic and creative. Teaching is focussed on the needs of the student, the community youth work profession and the youth sector. Lectures are interactive and require high levels of participation. There is much emphasis on the learning environment and effort is made to cater for a wide range of student needs. The assessment is varied with the use of traditional essays, presentations, posters, groupwork, skills performance and journals.


Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Career options

A qualified Community Youth Worker may take up positions with a wide range of employers providing services to young people. In Northern Ireland these range from statutory organisations to voluntary and community agencies. Completion of the degree will also provide you with opportunities to progress to postgraduate study in youth work or related areas.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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