What will I learn?

If you have completed a foundation degree and are interested in making a difference in your community, this applied degree will help you develop a wider understanding of social welfare, social exclusion and disadvantage. In this top up year you will look at human and social needs, social justice and the policy and systems of service delivery. With a strength based practice ethos the course explores applied research and practice in community development are and social care. You can choose from a wide range of modules to suit your interests and ambitions, including social enterprise, homelessness, race and ethnicity, mental health, social construction of gender, working with people with learning disabilities, disability studies, youth studies, social pedagogy, safeguarding and crime and society. Past students have gone on to gain employment as graduates in a range of settings including the voluntary sector, youth offending teams, family support work, adult social care services and the NHS, homelessness projects. In addition, they have progressed onto postgraduate courses in social work and teaching. There is a high level of employability for students who have completed this degree.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£12,450.00 (US$ 16,190) per year
The fee mentioned is for 2019/20 entry. There may be a slight increase in the fee for 2020/21 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

21 September 2020

Venue

Main Site

Admissions Office,

Corporation Street,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Diploma plus SAT 1550 from 'Critical Reading', 'Math' and 'Writing' (before March 2016) OR SAT 1130 from 'Evidence Based Reading and Writing' and 'Math' (after March 2016) OR ACT Composite Score 22 and two SAT Subject Tests at 600 each OR Two Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grades 3, 3. OR (if no SAT or ACT) - Three SAT Subject Tests with grades 600 each OR Three Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grade 3, 3, 3.

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