This programme is ideal if you have some experience of community and youth work. Challenging, dynamic and interactive, it presents opportunities for critical reflection and exploration of recent developments in the field. The BA Applied Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work enables students to examine practice with young people and communities through the lens of the main social science perspectives. Combining academic study in the social sciences with fieldwork placements in community development and youth work, the programme will enable you to develop as a youth and community development worker equipped for the particular contexts and challenges of the twenty-first century. The programme is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and equalities and provides opportunities to specialise in areas such as youth offending, community arts, faith-based practice, conflict transformation, international development and community enterprise. **Why study BA Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work at Goldsmiths?** - You'll undertake placements in several community and youth work settings, and will gain invaluable experience that will enhance your employability. - The degree can lead to careers in the broad community development, community and youth work field in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. - Our lecturers have extensive experience in the community and youth work sector, and work closely with you to maximise your potential. - You'll learn how to analyse relevant theoretical concepts and social policies, and how to link them to practical situations and your personal practice. - You'll attend a four-day residential module in the January of the first year, where you'll get to know other students and staff, while participating in programmed activities. - Teaching methods encourage maximum student participation, and include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, group and individual tutorials, group work training meetings, workshops, practical exercises, and written work. The degree is professionally recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and endorsed by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning.