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Your chance to study community development and youth work in London

Mar 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

Do you have a commitment to social justice for communities or to improving the life of young people? Do you want to develop new skills, and get a qualification that recognises your knowledge and abilities? We are all facing new challenges, but we are also seeing signs of hope, with many people involved in campaigns to address historic inequalities, support local communities and invest in the future of young people.

You can now apply for courses in


· BSc Community Development and Leadership

· BSc Youth Studies

· MSc in Youth and Community Work


Taking these degrees will give you a chance to develop your academic skills, but will also give you the edge in an uncertain jobs market, and there are options available for people at a range of different education levels. Our courses are also eligible for financial support.

Key elements of these degrees include:


· a clear commitment to fairness and social justice, with staff who have worked in the field and who will provide individual support to you throughout your course

· a strong commitment to employability, with an opportunity to engage in two work placements

· well-developed links to professional bodies, with an excellent record of student employment in graduate-level roles

· a chance to work across academic disciplines and challenge inequality and oppression

We accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds including those who may not have traditional qualifications. We also accept students with a track record in community development or youth work and also those who are new to this area. Our undergraduate degrees are offered as three year degrees, or with an added access/foundation year.


If you would like an informal chat about these courses, you can book a 15 minute meeting with Head of Subject Chris Lane:

You can contact course leaders at the email addresses below:


Julius Elster: (BSc Youth Studies)

Patrick Mulrenan: (BSc Community Development and Leadership)

Aine Woods: (MSc Youth and Community Work)

There are also links to further information about the courses here:

London Metropolitan University is based in Islington and is easy to reach from across Greater London. Our courses are delivered both online and on campus.

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