Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is ideal if you have some experience of community and youth work. Challenging, dynamic and interactive, it presents opportunities for critical reflection and exploration of recent developments in the field. You'll undertake placements in several community and youth work settings, and will gain invaluable experience that will enhance your employability. The degree can lead to careers in the broad community development, community and youth work field in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. Our lecturers have extensive experience in the community and youth work sector, and work closely with you to maximise your potential. You'll learn how to analyse relevant theoretical concepts and social policies, and how to link them to practical situations and your personal practice. You'll attend a four'day residential module in the January of the first year, where you'll get to know other students and staff, while participating in programmed activities. Teaching methods encourage maximum student participation, and include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, group and individual tutorials, group work training meetings, workshops, practical exercises, and written work. The degree is professionally recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers (JNC).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,710  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level CC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • SQA Advanced Higher CC
  • Course specific
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 86%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 2%

Total Coursework: 92%

Total Practical: 6%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation