Year 1 and 2 modules are compulsory. Year 3 modules are compulsory unless marked with an asterisk (*):
- Communication in Context
- Youth & Community Work: Principles & Practice
- Developing Professional Practice
- Social Policy & Social Welfare
- Social Inequalities & Anti-Oppressive Practice
- Professional Practice Level 1
- Effective Groupwork
- Organising, Leading & Managing Practice
- Policy & Practice
- Practitioner Research
- Practitioner Research Based Project
- Changing Practice: Current Controversies & Dilemmas
- Conflict and Conflict Resolution*
- Critical Issues in Disability & Care*
- Changing Welfare: Rights, Responsibilities & Professional Practice*
- Community Psychology*
- Global Education & Sustainability: Formal & Informal Learning and Change*
- Independent Study Module
The jobs market has changed significantly over the past few years and these are exciting times for graduates from this programme as the range and scope of employment opportunities has never been so diverse.
Opportunities exist across the sectors, in voluntary and charitable organisations, in the public sector, for example children’s’ services, schools and colleges; and in the private sector.
Recent graduates have forged careers in a range of settings including: school inclusion projects and alternative curriculum projects, in youth offending teams, in youth projects and detached projects, in housing and advice agencies and in housing projects.
This course is led by Dr Susan Cooper whose research centres on the process and practice of evaluation. The teaching team includes Prof Jon Ord, Christine Smith and Sue Wayman who are all seasoned and passionate professionals in the field of youth and community work. Prof Jon Ord has spent research time exploring the relationship between the theory and the practice of youth work and has authored two books on this subject.