Why study this course?
Our Youth Studies (including foundation year) BSc degree will give you the opportunity to enter an undergraduate degree if you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter the traditional three-year course. After completing the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content as students from our Youth Studies BSc and graduate with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
During this four-year degree you’ll gain a range of practical and academic skills that will allow you to enter a career in youth social work.
90% of our childhood and youth studies students were satisfied with the learning opportunities at London Met, according to the National Student Survey 2021.
More about this course
Throughout the four-year degree, you’ll receive both academic and pastoral support from an assigned academic mentor and personal tutor. There will also be opportunities to receive extra support through our academic and careers workshops, where you’ll get to work on skills such as essay writing and interview techniques.
Your foundation year will be shared with students from other courses with a foundation year. This will be a perfect opportunity to study with people who have different academic interests and work with them to improve your academic skills.
During the foundation year you’ll take a module that relates to youth studies. This will help you prepare for the subsequent undergraduate years of your degree. This module will introduce you to national policy on youth, community development in London and how it impacts on the youth of the city.
Following your foundation year you will study the same content and choice of modules as those who entered the three-year degree. Please visit the Youth Studies BSc course page to learn more about the course content for your subsequent years. Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to do this.
You’ll be assessed through coursework, class tests, exams, individual and group presentations, work placement portfolios and an explorative project.
Where this course can take you
On graduation from the full four-year degree, you’ll have a wide choice of careers within an array of commercial, public and voluntary sector bodies. In particular, the degree will allow you to go into fields of community and youth work, social research, housing, education and drug services.
Continuing your studies with us
London Met has a wide range of exciting industry-linked postgraduate courses available on a full-time and part-time basis in youth work, diplomacy, international relations and sociology. The following courses would be ideal for progression to postgraduate study:
- Human Rights and International Conflict – MA
- Woman and Child Abuse – MA
- Youth and Community Work (with JNC Recognition) – MSc
If you’ve already studied your undergraduate degree with us, as a graduate of London Met, you’ll be entitled to a 20% discount on any further study with us.
What is a degree with a foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.