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University of St Mark and St John

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L530
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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CCD

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

75%

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

£9,000

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

Do you want to work with young people? If your ambition is to be a professional youth worker then our Youth and Community Work Degree may be the route to your success. We have a long history of delivering high quality Youth & Community Work programmes in collaboration with regional employers for over 20 years. The BA programme is held in high regard both regionally and nationally; the National Youth Agency commented on the all-round strength of the programme and in particular on its focus on professional formation. Our Youth and Community Work degree has been validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and therefore successful completion of the programme will not only enable you to achieve an academic qualification but also the professional qualification for youth work (JNC). The course is continually monitored in conjunction with employers in the wider youth workforce in order to ensure that it reflects the changing patterns of youth & community work thus preparing students for practicing today. You will undertake placements in all three years, and these can take place in local, national and international settings. You will receive excellent academic and pastoral support from teaching staff who are professionals with substantial experience in the field of youth and community work.

Modules

Year 1: Modules develop knowledge and understanding of youth and community work; its history, its purpose and its place in supporting young peopleâ??s development; and skills in communication and anti-oppressive practice. Year 2: Modules focus on the management and development of youth work opportunities. Year 3: Dissertation; placement module; a choice of optional modules.

University of St Mark and St John

UCP Marjon is different. You'll find our warm atmosphere makes this a special place to study. Academically, our University College strives for excellence and we've built a reputation for being small and friendly. With around 3,500 students, our class sizes are small but we are large enough to provide excellent facilities and social activities.

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

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
243 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

26%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No prizes for guessing what by far the most common job for graduates in social work is! There's a shortage of social workers in some parts of 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 sometimes reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career, as not all job options for social work graduates pay as well as other job sectors – but social work graduates still get paid, on average, more than graduates overall.
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