Innovation and Skills for Social Change Leeds Beckett University


Develop the ability to create and lead collaborative projects, innovations and approaches which improve skills and strengthen communities, organisations and societies, making a difference to people's lives locally and around the world.

This course will introduce you to the major social issues affecting people globally, such as poverty, inequality and mental health, and the processes and skills for tackling the root causes of these issues. You will investigate the hidden strengths, opportunities and challenges within communities, and you will explore with experienced practitioners and people with lived experiences how to help transform society for the better.

In your final year, you will examine how to change the systems that can prevent people from progressing in life. Exploring approaches such as co-creation and systems change, you will work with fellow students and collaborate with communities and organisations to design or strengthen ideas for sustainable social change which improves life chances.

You will also explore how to sustain effective collaborations and business models and will look at the impact of innovations and interventions, monitoring and measuring the outcomes and the difference made to people's lives.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Headingley Campus1

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


  • 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.