London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

The BSc Community Development and Leadership focuses on social concerns affecting people in everyday life. It is a professional course validated by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for community development and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introduction to applied social anthropology; cultures, identity and difference; principles of community work and regeneration; developing self and group learning. Year 2 topics include: leadership and organisations; human rights, social justice and diversity; researching cultures and communities. Options include: health promotion and policy; community, culture and change; the developing student: self'reflection and learning; employability in the community sector; gender, ethnicity and youth identities; decision making and the voluntary sector; employability in the community sector. Year 3 topics include: community development and leadership dissertation; community development and leadership work placement; development and social enterprise. Options include: understanding mental health; human rights and conflict; homelessness and housing policy; experiences of later life; current issues in disability; political sociology; housing issues and housing solutions.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific