Psychosocial Community Work (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Psychosocial studies derived out of a desire to develop a programme in the social sciences that enables us to think about individuals' lived experiences not just from a psychological perspective or a sociological one but in a much more holistic way. Society shapes the way that individuals experience their worlds and, in turn, our inner worlds influence our thoughts, actions and relationships. The two facets are dynamically and intimately related to each other and to focus upon just one aspect severely limits our perspectives of human beings. To become a professional community practitioner, one needs not only a theoretical and ethical understanding of people's personal motivations, circumstances, beliefs, backgrounds, behaviours, cultures etc, but one also needs to critically consider the societal structures and systems that impact lives. If you don't meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an 'extended' four-year programme. You'll begin with a social science foundation year which will prepare you for a successful transition to the BA degree.


Foundation Year: Knowledge, Skills, Practice and the Self. Professional Life (Core), Exploring Communities as Social Scientists (Core), Reading the Body Psychosocially (Core), Reimagining Work As A Social Scientist (Core), Introduction to Digital Sociology (Core), Globalisation and Society (Core) Year 1: What’s going on (how do we know, and what can we do about it?): Mental Wealth 1 (Core), Constructions of Identity (Core), Psychology: Perspectives for Psychosocial Community Work (Core), Communication For Psychosocial And Community Work Relationships (Core), Preparation For Working With Communities (Core), Psychosocial Work In Community Settings (Core) Year 2: Knowledge, Skills, Practice & The Self (Mental Wealth 2) (Core), Mad, Bad or Sad? Understanding Mental Disorder (Core), Professional Practice in Communities 1* (Core), Counselling: Therapeutic Skills & Practice (Core), Research Methods (Core), Difference, Race, Diversity, Inequality (Optional), Children, Young People & Families (Optional) Year 3: Knowledge, Skills, Practice and The Self (Mental Wealth 3) (Core), Professional Practice in Communities 2* (Core), Applied Research Project in Social Sciences (Core), Managing And Leading In The Not For Profit Sector (Optional), Leaders, Followers And Fanatics (Optional), Health, Community And Activism (Optional), Gender, Difference And Empowerment (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

On this degree we use a range of assessment methods to ensure students have engaged with the learning outcomes of our modules, these include essays, plans, presentations, journals, blogs, portfolios, photography and case studies. The approximate percentages for this course are: Year 1: 100% coursework Year 2: 100% coursework Year 3: 100% coursework All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Psychosocial Community Work (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS