University Of Greenwich Youth And Community Work

University Of Greenwich Youth And Community Work

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Childhood and Youth Studies, BA Hons UNDERGRADUATE 

This degree provides an analysis of the experiences of childhood and youth. It uses the subject disciplines of sociology, psychology and history to explore childhood, and will provide you with opportunities to specialise in your chosen areas.

If you are passionate about social change and want to be part of creating a better future for the next generation, this degree gives you the opportunity to study social enterprise. Here you will explore setting up your own social enterprise to help solve some of the challenges young people face, with the ultimate goal of graduating with an established enterprise and full time employment.


During your time with us you will gain an awareness of the rights of children and young people, with reference to their role and status in society.

You will develop essential skills in recognising how the experiences of childhood and youth are shaped by class, race, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, poverty, region and nationality.


This degree will open doors to many employment opportunities. It is particularly fitting for those looking to progress into youth and community, psychology, social enterprise, the third sector and even local government positions.

Alternatively it also provides a sound preparation for postgraduate courses in primary or early years teaching, social work, children’s nursing and play therapy, as well as further academic study to MA or PhD level.

University Of Greenwich Youth And Community Work

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

104 UCAS points, of which no more than 10 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

PLUS GCSE English language with a minimum of grade C is required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

University Of Greenwich Youth And Community Work

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

University Of Greenwich Youth And Community Work

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Essays
  • An enquiry project
  • Literature reviews
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Reflective logs
  • Portfolios
  • Posters
  • Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Examinations.


This programme provides a sound preparation for postgraduate study in primary and early years teaching, social work and children’s nursing, as well as academic study to an MA or PhD. Career opportunities
exist in education, health and social care, local government and community settings as well as in
the early years sector, social enterprise, youth and community and play therapy.