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  • Objectives
    This degree is designed for those who have academic interests in the social sciences, and an interest in working in human services, such as youth work, community development, advice organisations and the voluntary sector. You may not yet have made a definite decision about which particular field you want to enter, and this degree will give you the opportunity to explore a range of topics and options, and to develop skills which will prove valuable in a wide range of jobs.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements You should have one of the following, totalling a minimum of 140 UCAS points: a minimum of two Advanced GCSE awards or equivalent; BTEC National Diploma (with at least three Level III merits); AVCE Double Award; a vocational A level; Completion of a nationally recognised Access course (OCN or AQA) We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants may well have other qualifications or experiences, which are equivalent to Access courses or A levels. These will certainly be taken into consideration.
  • Academic Title
    BA Community Studies
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    The course is modular. You will take six 20 credit modules in each year. The course develops your knowledge and understanding of community studies, and a range of skills designed to prepare you for employment in a range of occupations in community settings and human services. Typical modules studied in each year include:

    Year 1

    The Self in its Social Context
    Youth Welfare and Social policy
    Perspectives on Young People’s Experiences and Development
    Community and Society


    Year 2

    Issues of Social Exclusion
    Representation and Youth Culture
    Young People, Social Control and Youth Justice
    Working with Groups
    Community and Diversity
    Volunteering


    Year 3

    Art, Culture and Community
    Health Issues
    Major Study (40 credits)
    Theories of Community and Informal Education

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