Based at our town centre campus in the North West of England, our BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Studies (top-up) course allows you to build on your existing foundation degree or HND in a community development and youth studies-related subject. Completing your honours level studies can open doors to graduate entry careers in the youth and community sector, areas of social work, local government or the non-profit and voluntary sectors, as well as postgraduate education. The University of Bolton's BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Studies (top-up) course focuses on academic studies that support the development of knowledge and skills for practice. The course is ideal if you're seeking the flexible and adaptable skills and knowledge needed for a career changing lives by challenging discrimination and oppression through informal social inclusion. It's also a fantastic springboard for master's level or postdoctoral study. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff will guide you to explore issues such as globalisation and sustainable communities, housing and homelessness, management and leadership in community development and youth work, and the governance and organisational development of public, private and third sector organisations. We'll support you in developing key transferable skills such as communication, self-awareness, time management and critical thinking. The dissertation is an essential element of your honours-level studies and offers an excellent preparation for higher-level study. Our professionally experienced tutors bring their wealth of on-the-job expertise and practical knowledge into their research, teaching and one-to-one advice, ensuring you can benefit from a wide range of highly informed youth work and community development perspectives. Throughout the course, we'll support and encourage you as you develop your understanding and articulation of the key theories of personal and social change affecting young people and communities today.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You’re normally expected to have successfully completed a relevant qualification at Level HE5, such as a foundation degree or HND, or a professional qualification at an equivalent level. We'll be happy to consider your application if you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience or a suitable portfolio of work that we deem a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
You're expected to have substantial experience working with young people and communities.
Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.
English language requirements
|If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.