Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.
You'll share modules with students from related courses, allowing you to learn about the different areas of social science and how specific environments and situations are handled. You'll also undertake role play with professional actors playing the part of vulnerable people as well as produce video diaries and blogs, all fantastic opportunities to practice your skills in a safe environment and reflect on your learning.
BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC)
"My course placement opportunities were invaluable. They helped me realise my career goals and how important and powerful youth and community work can be. I learned about the differences in people and how to respect diverse opinions and choices. The experience on my placements alongside my academic progression has helped me achieve my perfect job."
Modules & learning
Explore the theories that impact on our understanding of children and young people's development around the world.
Understand the foundations for successful employability and how volunteering can inspire learning. You'll examine your contribution as a volunteer and assess the importance of volunteers to society.
Examine local policy frameworks and guidance that inform practitioners supporting vulnerable citizens across Leeds.
Study significant political developments from the recent past to the present day and make sense of the intense social and economic upheavals of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Explore the theory and practice of interpersonal communication, counselling and group collaboration for people working with young people and communities.
Examine the concepts and ideas that shape our understanding of the modern world and multi-cultural Britain, including relationships, where we live, access to welfare, climate change, global inequality and economic uncertainty.
Gain a broad knowledge of the English legal system and develop an awareness of the politicised nature of welfare provision, exploring those policies which will impact on your role.
You will study a range of practice models across the social care and allied professions, and you'll debate how appropriate and effective they are.
You will examine the structure of society at a local, national and global level, and consider how power is used to maintain social class divisions.
Informed by an ethical approach, examine basic approaches to social research and develop your critical thinking and research skills.
Examine policy developments and explore the theories that inform community work, providing a comprehensive and critical knowledge base for practitioners working within diverse communities.
Examine social and economic developments in the voluntary sector, and discover how local projects have evolved in response to community action and economic change.
You will discuss and apply relevant contemporary ways of working in order to address social, emotional and care needs. You will also develop the communication skills needed to engage people in sensitive conversations relating to their health.
Looking at families, young people and their neighbourhoods against a backdrop of a rapidly changing world, you will examine the evolution of institutions which shape communities and lives.
Develop a critical understanding of the political, social and economic consequences of globalisation.
You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
Develop the skills to influence practice, promote change, deal with complex and shifting work environments, and respond creatively to planned and unforeseen events.
If you want to work with people and make a positive contribution to their lives, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge to really make a difference.
Fees & funding
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