Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Community and Youth Studies

Students may already be working in community services or as part of a youth project, or simply have the desire to understand how to better respond to and deal with the challenges of teaching or social work. This course examines contemporary topics such as the London riots, youth crime and alcohol and drug abuse allowing students to understand the impact of government policy on the everyday lives of young people.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of social sciences or a health related subject, at least a 2nd 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 3 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. Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting. All applications should be supported by a reference. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Course modules

Historical perspectives on youth and community work (policy, ideology and practice); understanding social research and evaluation; management: current issues in practice; dissertation; human rights, global wrongs (optional module).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

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University Admissions Office
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0113 812 3113