TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Community Development & Youth Work

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Blanchardstown Campus

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Community Development & Youth Work

TU Code: TU992

Level Level: 8*
* L7 3 Year Ordinary Degree runs concurrently.

Award: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Duration: 4 years (Commencing September 2024 Full Time)

Location: TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

Do you want to work in partnership with people in groups and communities who experience disadvantage and oppression, and work towards social change in Irish society and abroad? Our mission is to educate and train future community development and youth workers to work in a range of settings in Ireland and internationally so that they can become active citizens and agents of change.

The course promotes principles of inclusion, human rights, equality and social justice, working towards sustainable development, and tackling issues such as inequality, climate change, poverty and disadvantage. Year 4 subjects include combatting racism, youth justice and global development, and you can specialise in areas such as social policy, sustainable development, community mental health, management skills, alcohol and drugs prevention strategies and conflict resolution. The course has a strong element of experiential learning and includes fieldwork placements.

Work Placement

There are two 12-week work placements, in Year 2, Semester 2 and Year 3, Semester 2.

Professional Accreditation

The course is professionally endorsed by the All-Ireland Endorsement Body (AIEB) for Community Work Education and Training (2018-2023) and by NSETS, the North South Education & Training Standards Committee for Youth Work 2020-2025.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, QQI Full Level 5 or Level 6 Award.

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

TU Dublin also welcomes applications through Access from groups who are under-represented in higher education, namely, students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, members of the Traveller and Roma communities, students with disabilities.

For more information

Please contact email: socialsciences@tudublin.ie and/or course@tudublin.ie

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