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Psychosocial Community Work (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of East London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Stratford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Psychosocial Studies derived out of a desire to develop a programme in the Social Sciences that enables us to think about individuals' lived experiences not just from a psychological perspective or a sociological one but in a much more holistic way. Society shapes the way that individuals experience their worlds and, in turn, our inner worlds influence our thoughts, actions and relationships. The two facets are dynamically and intimately related to each other and to focus upon just one aspect severely limits our perspectives of human beings. To become a professional community practitioner, one needs not only a theoretical and ethical understanding of people's personal motivations, circumstances, beliefs, backgrounds, behaviours, cultures etc, but one also needs to critically consider the societal structures and systems that impact lives.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You'll begin with a Social Science Foundation year which will prepare you for a successful transition to the BA degree.

Throughout this unique degree programme you will deepen your understanding of human identity and the social world to formulate a basis for community work. The psychosocial approach to working with communities involves thinking about the way human beings influence their world, but also the way that the social and cultural realms make us who we are.

We have specifically designed the degree programme to enable you to develop skills applicable in a variety of career paths for example in the health, social care, education and community work. It incorporates relevant components of psychology sociology and community studies to equip you with a competitive edge over your peers through developing complex insights into community dynamics. For example, you will be able to examine a range of key concepts including, and combining where relevant, psychological, psychoanalytical and sociological understandings of the self, communities and society.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,320per year

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

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University information

University of East London

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 118 8

    45th out of 79 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    104 50%

    97th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    50th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    84th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    106 62%

    62nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    9th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    35th

    29

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