Taught course

Community and Youth Studies

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Social Sciences or a Health Related subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject with evidence of an aptitude for the subject being applied for or have equivalent work experience (typically a minimum of three years) with skills and knowledge comparable to those gained from graduate level study. This is best demonstrated through specific evidence, such as reports and/or testimonials.

Months of entry


Course content

The challenges of youth and community work are constantly changing. We will help you engage with the policies and ideologies associated with this dynamic area.

You will examine topics such as the London riots, youth crime and alcohol and drug abuse, allowing you to understand the impact of Government policy on the lives of young people. You will study different approaches to community work and the importance of studying international issues and applying them to situations closer to home.

You will gain practical experience as you bid for funding for a real project and choose a wide variety of option modules to tailor your course to your needs.

Expert guest lecturers and staff will offer insights into the evolving nature of youth work in the UK and overseas. You will also study alongside students from a range of backgrounds, giving you a fresh perspective on every day issues.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding, please visit: Funding for students

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

Student Admissions
0113 81 23700