London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

The Community Development and Leadership BSc 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 Learning and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

**More about this course**

This degree is an ideal choice for people who want to work with communities in a wide range of professional roles. We have extensive links with employers offering work experience opportunities in community trusts, youth clubs, housing associations, charitable organisations and other non'governmental organisations (NGOs). The course also includes a placement.

The focus of the degree is on working with diverse communities and empowering them to improve their lives and that of their families and communities. This can include the health, education and housing of local people.

This degree is the only one of its kind in the country that has two validations from professional bodies: the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning and the Chartered Institute of Housing. This will provide you with the management and leadership skills you need to take your first step on the career ladder.

Examples of careers our recent graduates have entered are full'time councillor, lecturer, Chief Operations Officer in education and setting up campaign groups. Other graduates have gone onto postgraduate courses, such as Social Work MSc.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Communicating with Different Client Groups (core, 30 credits)

Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Leadership (core, 30 credits)

Principles of Community Work (core, 30 credits)

Principles of Community Work and Regeneration (core, 30 credits)

Social Problems and Social Issues (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Human Rights, Social Justice and Diversity (core, 30 credits)

Leadership and Organisations (core, 30 credits)

Researching Cultures and Communities (core, 30 credits)

Community, Culture and Change (option, 15 credits)

Decision Making and the Voluntary Sector (option, 15 credits)

Employability in the Community Sector (option, 15 credits)

Global Inequalities in the 21st Century (option, 30 credits)

Health Promotion and Policy (option, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Community Development and Leadership Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Community Development and Leadership Work Placement (core, 30 credits)

Development and Social Enterprise (core, 30 credits)

Current Issues in Disability (option, 15 credits)

Employability and Management in Youth and Community Work (option, 30 credits)

Experiences of Later Life (option, 15 credits)

Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)

Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

Understanding Mental Health (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees