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Youth and Community Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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UCAS CODE: YCS4

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You’re a people person. You want to engage community groups in life-enhancing projects. Or maybe you have plans to help young people who might not have anyone else to turn to. But how do you start?This course gives you a broad experience of youth and community work to help you find your own route to a rewarding career. With an equal mix of academic and practical work, you’ll have a solid understanding of current issues and the skills to make a difference.- Benefit from regular contact with a mentor who’ll guide you in your career goals- Take part in group projects to get a real flavour of what it takes to run a successful community programme- Explore placement opportunities to enhance your career- Keep your options open with the wide scope of the course- Learn from Bucks staff with decades of professional and academic expertiseYouth and community workers can make a huge impact on people’s lives. Your ideas and commitment could be the difference between a teenager dropping out of education or getting back on the right track. The programmes you develop could give families and communities new hope for the future.There are wide-ranging career routes in this area – from working in community arts to primary education. We’ve developed this course to introduce you to different aspects of the sector and help you specialise further down the line.You’ll study the relevant theory behind your work, with issues including social discrimination, contemporary subcultures, or communication in the digital age. Then you’ll put this into practice in your projects. You’ll collaborate with classmates, running workshops, and learning the techniques you’ll need to support vulnerable groups and engage people in programmes.You don’t need any previous experience – just a passion to work with people from diverse backgrounds. However, the course is just as suitable for someone looking to advance or consolidate their existing career with a new qualification.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    119 60%

    48th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    5th

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