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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Social Care, Justice and Recovery

Develop your capacity to respond to complex social needs. This course will empower you to help people across a range of community practice settings.

Social Care, Justice and Recovery

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to help and safeguard vulnerable people, families and communities
  • Mix academic study with practice to better understand and guide those in crisis
  • Hone your communication and therapeutic skills through simulated counselling sessions
  • Explore and analyse child development, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues
  • Learn about the different policies and frameworks behind community development, criminal justice, health services, social work and education
  • Discover related theories and topics, including attachment, bereavement and different sociological perspectives
  • Refine your understanding of how adults develop
  • Examine contemporary issues that frequently make headline news, such as female genital mutilation, addiction and mental health problems
  • Study intervention and safeguarding procedures and policies to help manage risk in these areas

Developed in consultation with several welfare agencies, this degree has been created in response to the increasing diversification of community and social work services.

Hands-on experience
You’ll practise your counselling techniques on actors in simulated sessions and will take part in group sessions to enhance your communication and negotiating skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and hone your legal skills in the university's mock courtroom.

Placement opportunities
You’ll further enhance your expertise and bolster your career networks and prospects on placements developed in partnership with service providers and charities. These could include Leeds City Council, St Anne's Community Services, Community Links and Touchstone. 

A rewarding future
With your broad academic grounding, practical experience and professional connections, you’ll be prepared for a richly rewarding but challenging career supporting and protecting the vulnerable.

Study options
On completion of your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC) or BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families. If you chose to transfer, you won’t need to repeat any modules.

Why study Social Care, Justice and Recovery at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placement opportunities - enhance your expertise and build a network working with local social care services
  2. Access specialist facilities - including simulated sessions to support the development of your essential skills prior to real-world practice
  3. Learn from experts - further your understanding of social care and social care environments and communities, guided by staff who are engaged in continuous research
  4. Build your understanding and knowledge of local authorities and organisations – you’ll be guided by tutors who have significant experience and developed professional networks
  5. 100% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*

*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21

BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice and Recovery Student Olivia talks about her experiences at Leeds Beckett University.

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