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Course summary

BA YOUTH WORK & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The BA Youth Work & Community Development offers degree level professional education and training. It is a unique, value-based course underpinned by a commitment to social justice, anti-oppressive practice and empowerment. These values inform teaching, learning, and the development of practice skills, enabling students to develop critical knowledge and understanding of a range of societal issues and problems that impact the lives of young people and the wider community. Topics include, but are not restricted to: social inequalities and social injustice, poverty, discrimination, participation and rights, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding, social media, environmental justice, and crime and violence. The course provides opportunities for students to acquire the academic and professional competencies required for becoming innovative and reflective youth and community development workers. It encourages students to be personally, socially and politically engaged with their respective communities, and, utilising a ‘strengths-based’ approach to practice, seeks to enable students to foster and create positive social change.


Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please go to the course link provided for further information on the topics you will study as part of this degree.

Assessment method

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Hope Park
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants should refer to the International section of our website:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications. Please contact our External Relations team directly for further information on how you can meet our entry requirements and what other qualifications may be accepted. t: 0151 291 3111 e: [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Offers will be subject to a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB). Unfortunately, due to requirements of the placement providers we are unable to consider any applicants with convictions within 5 years of the start of the course.



Students applying for the BA Youth and Community Development Course must have some practice experience working with young people and / or adults in the wider community through a variety of settings. This can be through paid or voluntary experiences.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7For International students, an overall score of 7.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.
Youth Work & Community Development at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS