Youth Studies (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Youth Studies (including foundation year) BSc degree will give you the opportunity to enter an undergraduate degree if you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter the traditional three-year course. After completing the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content as students from our Youth Studies BSc and graduate with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

During this four-year degree you’ll gain a range of practical and academic skills that will allow you to enter a career in youth social work.

More about this course

Throughout the four-year degree, you’ll receive both academic and pastoral support from an assigned academic mentor and personal tutor. There will also be opportunities to receive extra support through our academic and careers workshops, where you’ll get to work on skills such as essay writing and interview techniques.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other courses with a foundation year. This will be a perfect opportunity to study with people who have different academic interests and work with them to improve your academic skills.

During the foundation year you’ll take a module that relates to youth studies. This will help you prepare for the subsequent undergraduate years of your degree. This module will introduce you to national policy on youth, community development in London and how it impacts on the youth of the city.

Following your foundation year you will study the same content and choice of modules as those who entered the three-year degree. subsequent years. Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to do this.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)

Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Community and Society (core, 15 credits)

Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)

Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)

Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)

Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)

Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to Working with Young People (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to communities (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to social problems (core, 30 credits)

The anti-oppressive practitioner (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Principles and Practice of Youth Work (core, 30 credits)

Researching Youth and Community Issues (core, 15 credits)

Sociological Perspectives on Youth Transitions (core, 15 credits)

The reflexive and reflective practitioner (core, 15 credits)

Youth Resistance and Social Control (core, 15 credits)

Counselling in youth and community settings (option, 15 credits)

Creative, critical reflective approaches to practice (option, 15 credits)

Crime and the Media (option, 15 credits)

Decolonisation and globalisation (option, 15 credits)

Disability and Inclusion (option, 15 credits)

Resistance, Creativity and Joy in the Capital (option, 15 credits)

Sustainability and Environmental Justice (option, 15 credits)

Transnational communities (option, 15 credits)

Youth Culture and the Media (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Community and youth dissertation (core, 45 credits)

Management and Supervision in Youth and Community Work Settings (core, 30 credits)

Community activism and digital campaigning (option, 15 credits)

Counselling in groups (option, 15 credits)

Diverse London (option, 15 credits)

Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)

Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits)

International relationship-based practice for social change (option, 15 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)

Work Placement for professional development (option, 45 credits)

Where this course can take you

On graduation from the full four-year degree, you’ll have a wide choice of careers within an array of commercial, public and voluntary sector bodies. In particular, the degree will allow you to go into fields of community and youth work, social research, housing, education and drug services.

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