London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Focussing on youth culture, this course takes an in'depth look at evolving identities, media representations, social policy, community development and the history of government approach to youth policy. With both theoretical and practice'based elements, this course encompasses cultural studies, criminology, sociology and psychology to provide insights into everything from youth work to urban gang life; from young people's social welfare to the history of hip'hop. Developing strong IT and digital media skills also forms an integral part of this degree. Added value: There will be opportunities for you to acquire practical skills in computing, video production and multimedia creativity.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: principles of community work and regeneration; youth work and youth in society; social problems and social issues; action learning and professional practice. Year 2 topics include: ethics and research in professional contexts working with children and young people; working with children and young people; racism and ethnicity; the developing student (self'reflection and learning); partnership working; youth culture and the media; youth, crime and violence; self'directed development project; extension of knowledge module; work'based learning placement. Year 3 topics include: comparative and global social policy; research and evaluation skills for professional contexts; leadership and management in professional contexts; childhood, youth and education; analysing popular music; homelessness and housing policy; understanding mental health; extension of knowledge module; work'based learning placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £2,250  Credit module. First year home fees

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