Our courses in community development are:

  • BSc Community Development and Leadership

Endorsed by the England Standards Board for community development work, this degree is for people interested in working with the diverse and vibrant communities around us. Intending students will have a desire to work with people in ways which will help make a difference to lives. Community development is about people working together for social justice. It is a long established way of working but recent social policy has put it firmly on the agenda. Ideas about social inclusion, participation, voluntary action and empowerment have led to new partnerships between the voluntary and community sector, local government, housing, the NHS, education and business. This degree is an innovative response to these developments in this large and growing sector of employment. We have links with many local agencies and employers offering research and work experience opportunities.

  • Foundation Degree FDA

The course is designed for those with relevant work experience (paid or unpaid). Students should be or have been actively involved in ways which help make a difference to people's lives (for example in community work, housing, welfare advocacy and or other areas of development). This course provides you with the necessary skills and formal knowledge to support and complement your practical experience and take your career forward. The course is endorsed by the England Standards Board for Community Development Work. The University partners the HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) and this course provides relevant training on sustainable housing and planning. An employer’s forum has been created to ensure the course remains professionally relevant. Students are encouraged to seek further national and international work experience through the International Centre for Community Development ( Following successful completion of this degree students are offered a place on the third year of the BSc Community Development and Leadership course



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