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).

Course Modules

Level 4 ' In your first year students study the following compulsory modules:

Introduction to Community Development & Youth Work I

Introduction to Applied Research Methods I

Fieldwork Practice I

Race, Racism and Professional Practice

Introduction to Applied Social Science

Residential ' The residential at the beginning of the second term in the first year provides the opportunity for you get to know other students and staff, while participating in student'programmed activities. The module takes place at a residential centre and there is no extra cost.

Level 5 ' In the second year students take two option modules and the following compulsory modules:

Group work in Theory

Group work in Practice

Fieldwork Practice 2

Theory, Policy and Politics

Applied Research Methods 2

Level 6 ' In the third year students take one option module and the following compulsory modules:

Fieldwork Practice 3

Social Justice in Community Development and Youth Work

Management and Leadership

Critical Engagement with Social Policy

BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work ' Dissertation

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £13,910 Overseas Fees