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Youth Studies and Youth Justice with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of West London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main site - West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The development of the Youth Studies and Youth Justice degree with the focus on providing students with the expertise and transferable skills to prosper within this sector, is in keeping with the University’s strategic plan to be a “sector leading institution specialising in the education and development of ‘creative professionals'.” The course will introduce students to modules which incorporate: Youth Studies, Criminology, Criminal Law, Youth Justice, Sociology, Psychology and Cultural Studies, as these disciplines are best placed to provide the necessary insights and framework for understanding all aspects of what youth work entails. Such as educational concerns, offending behaviour including gangs and gang affiliated young people, social exclusion and grooming, as well as aspects of social welfare, housing and other local authority issues. Students will be part of the vibrant School of Law and Criminology, with active student societies, and annual trips to the University of North Texas, College of Du Page near Chicago, and regular external speaker and careers events. The youth work and youth justice sectors are dynamic and growing areas of study and key graduate employers. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the work of practitioners in the private and voluntary sectors, including local and central government, as well as providing insight into local, national and international organisations. Students will develop knowledge of policy creation, implementation and evaluation and central issues around the management and governance of youth services. Career focussed events and modules will allow students to develop and reflect upon their own employability and management/practitioner skills. The BA(Hons) Youth Studies and Youth Justice course therefore equips students with the professional knowledge and transferable skills to go on to careers in this growing and dynamic sector. Students on this course will study core modules in areas such as the Youth Crime and Deviance, Criminal Justice System, Policing, Policy Making and Ethics and Management of youth provisions. Students will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules at Levels 6, including Victimology, Sentencing and, Race, Ethnicity and Popular Culture.Students will benefit from the excellent teaching and learning facilities at UWL including a state of the art library, recorded lectures available to listen to on our UWLReplay system, and experienced staff who are research active as well as experienced in professional practice.This course includes a foundation year.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per 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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112-120 UCAS points required from level 3 qualifications. These can include: A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above; BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit; Access to HE Diploma. You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 - 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents. Your UCAS points (based on Level 3 qualifications) will normally be in a minimum of two subject areas.


University information

University of West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 104 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    103 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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