Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This dynamic, award-winning programme will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practice-based skills to develop or advance a career in community work. Communities and charities are at the forefront of current policy and cutting-edge thinking around democratic and social renewal. The sector is also undergoing a transformation through its enhanced role in welfare delivery at a time of austerity and increased demand for its services.

You will learn about the latest theoretical and policy developments in the areas of community development and public policy, including the Big Society agenda. You will critically reflect on these issues and the role of community development in public policy, focusing particularly on governance, citizenship, equality and diversity, partnership working and community engagement. You will also develop practical skills in project management, leadership, policy analysis and evaluation. This course is designed for anyone working with, or who has an interest in, communities.

You will be taught by, and engage with, academic experts and practitioners from a range of community, voluntary and local government organisations and backgrounds.

This course is based at our Stratford campus, though some option modules can be taken at our campus in central London.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Community Development and Public Policy.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.

- We offer multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels.

- Ours is a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,675 Overseas Fees