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University of West London

Youth Studies and Youth Justice

UCAS Code: L530

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Youth and community work

The development of the Youth Studies and Youth Justice degree with the focus on providing students with the expertise and transferable skills to prosper within this sector, is in keeping with the University’s strategic plan to be a “sector leading institution specialising in the education and development of ‘creative professionals'.”

The course will introduce students to modules which incorporate: Youth Studies, Criminology, Criminal Law, Youth Justice, Sociology, Psychology and Cultural Studies, as these disciplines are best placed to provide the necessary insights and framework for understanding all aspects of what youth work entails. Such as educational concerns, offending behaviour including gangs and gang affiliated young people, social exclusion and grooming, as well as aspects of social welfare, housing and other local authority issues.

Students will be part of the vibrant School of Law and Criminology, with active student societies, and annual trips to the University of North Texas, College of Du Page near Chicago, and regular external speaker and careers events.

The youth work and youth justice sectors are dynamic and growing areas of study and key graduate employers. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the work of practitioners in the private and voluntary sectors, including local and central government, as well as providing insight into local, national and international organisations. Students will develop knowledge of policy creation, implementation and evaluation and central issues around the management and governance of youth services. Career focussed events and modules will allow students to develop and reflect upon their own employability and management/practitioner skills.

The BA(Hons) Youth Studies and Youth Justice course therefore equips students with the professional knowledge and transferable skills to go on to careers in this growing and dynamic sector. Students on this course will study core modules in areas such as the Youth Crime and Deviance, Criminal Justice System, Policing, Policy Making and Ethics and Management of youth provisions. Students will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules at Levels 6, including Victimology, Sentencing and, Race, Ethnicity and Popular Culture.

Students will benefit from the excellent teaching and learning facilities at UWL including a state of the art library, recorded lectures available to listen to on our UWLReplay system, and experienced staff who are research active as well as experienced in professional practice.

The Uni


Course location:

Main site - West London

Department:

School of Human and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Social work

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A

After graduation


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Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£21,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Welfare professionals
17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Caring personal services

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

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