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De Montfort University

Youth Work and Community Development

UCAS Code: L530
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
56% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Youth and Community Development BA (Hons) have an established reputation of more than 50 years teaching and are validated by the National Youth Agency and professionally recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee. The course develops your knowledge, skills and experience to support and empower young people and you will explore the history and development of youth and community work, and develops your social science understanding. Furthermore we aim to develop your understanding of youth and community work, oppression, society and social policy; promoting a greater understanding of inter-agency work, community development and management. We aim to make a global difference - our current students have worked on projects to combat inequality in The Gambia. Benefit from practical work placements and volunteer opportunities within the sector enhance your learning experience and develop your skills to support and empower young people and the wider community. 94% of graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating. Please visit our website for more information dmu.ac.uk/youthwork


YEAR ONE: Learning, Education and Youth Work; Youth and Community Work in Context; The Self in Context; Developing the Professional Practitioner 1. YEAR TWO: Black Perspectives; Developing the Professional Practitioner 2; Context, Management and Governance; Research Methods/Negotiated Module. YEAR THREE: Globalisation and Global Youth Work; Practice-Related Research; Professional Formation and Action Learning; Developing the Professional Practitioner 3.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 53%
Student score 56% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
20% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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