Innovation and Skills for Social Change Leeds Beckett University

Undergraduate

Do you want to change the world? This is a unique course aimed at students who want to develop high-level skills and capabilities to undertake important roles to help transform society. If you are interested in leading and creating projects, innovations and approaches that make a difference to communities locally or around the world, then this course is for you.

It will introduce you to a wide range of social issues affecting people globally, such as poverty, inequality, mental health and sustainable development, and you will explore how they affect society, the planet and people's chances in life. You will develop the skills to identify unmet needs and you will learn how to tackle the root causes of social issues, whilst helping communities to develop their capacity to contribute effectively to social change.

The course has been created with communities, students and practitioners and will be delivered by speakers who can offer real-world experiences and practice-based learning opportunities. You will undertake live projects every year of the course which will build up your three-year portfolio of experience. These projects are also designed to help to build your personal profile and to make a difference whilst you study.

This interdisciplinary course combines subjects including sociology, politics, economics, philosophy, management and enterprise. It will help you to develop a wide range of 21st century skills such as innovation, design, collaboration, marketing, sustainability, digital and tech, debating, social inclusion, public speaking, social skills, critical thinking, training, systems, and leadership. These are global skills which will be useful in many different careers.

There are only 30 places available on this course.

For detailed information including course endorsements, please visit www.socialchangedegree.com

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Headingley Campus1

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

  • Year 1 Core Modules:
    • Social Need & Social Change
    • Social Innovation Theory & Practice
    • Grassroots Action & Innovation
    • Mapping Journeys to Social Change
    • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
  • Year 2 Core Modules:
    • Co-design for Social Change
    • Community Capacity Building
    • Organisational Capacity Building
    • Frugal Innovation & Learning Events
    • Research for Social Change
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Business Models for Social Change
    • Social Change Dynamics & Systems 1
    • Social Change Dynamics & Systems 2
    • Major Independent Project 1
    • Major Independent Project 2

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code XL43
Institution code L27
Campus name Headingley Campus1
Campus code H

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.