Blackpool and the Fylde College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Youth Studies (Top Up)

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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) programme provides the continued opportunity for you to critically engage with the theoretical principles of working with and supporting young people, many of whom face diverse and complex issues. The aquisition of knowledge is again expected to be transferred to the work place. A continuation from your Foundation Degree in relation to reflection on your practice will enable you to make positive changes not only to your own professional development but also the development of the young people you work with. This will ultimately benefit the young people you work with along with the wider society. Completion of the BA (Hons) degree will enable you to confidently work within the sector in a managerial / supervisory capacity or enter the field of specialist youth work in a variety of settings e.g. education, therapeutic, criminal justice, mental health. Topics examined on this programme include the rights of young people, management of services and assessing risk and ensuring the protection of young people. The Dissertation module, which runs for the duration of this programme, offers you the opportunity to conduct a small-scale research project into a specific area of your choice. This provides you with the opportunity to change practice within the sector whilst enhancing your understanding of the complexities faced not only with research, but also the challenges faced by young people in today􀂶s society. On the successful completion of your BA (Hons) degree possible routes of further academic progression can include post graduate study in areas such as social work, teaching and youth and community work.

Course details

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Youth Studies at Blackpool and the Fylde College and have achieved the minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course. Students who have successfully completed the Working with Young People Foundation Degree within the last five years will also be considered if they have remained active within the youth work sector. Students will also be required to be employed (paid / voluntary) in the sector from the start of the course and thereafter for an average of 6 hours per week over the duration of the course. A letter of confirmation of this placement is required on enrolment.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: our course fees are accurate at time of publishing. However, government information may change at short notice and we reserve the right to update our fees accordingly.
Youth Studies (Top Up) at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS