Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Social Care, Justice and Recovery

Social Care, Justice and Recovery

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    L514
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Created in consultation with housing, mental health, addiction and other welfare agencies, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help and safeguard vulnerable people, families and communities.

Mixing practice with academic study to ensure you are better able to understand and guide those in crisis, you will hone your communication and therapeutic skills through simulated counselling sessions, and you will explore and analyse child development, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues.

You will learn about the different policies and frameworks behind community development, criminal justice, health services, social work and education, building upon the core principles of social and community work.

You also have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC) or BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families course on completion of your first year, without the need to repeat modules.

This is one of the few undergraduate degree programmes created in response to the increasing diversification of community and social work services.

You will explore a wide variety of related theories and topics, including attachment, bereavement and different sociological perspectives to refine your understanding of how adults develop, and you will examine contemporary issues that frequently make headline news, such as female genital mutilation, addiction and mental health problems. You will also look at intervention and safeguarding procedures and policies in order to learn how to manage risk in these areas.

You will practise your counselling techniques on actors in simulated sessions, and you will take part in group sessions to enhance your communication and negotiating skills. You will also get the opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and hone your legal skills in the University's mock courtroom.

You will further enhance your expertise and bolster your career networks and prospects on placements developed in partnership with service providers and charities such as Leeds City Council, St Anne's Community Services, Community Links and Touchstone. You will also have the opportunity to take part in placements overseas.

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

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

  1. Fantastic placement opportunities
  2. Specialist facilities
  3. Expert teaching team
  4. 94% of BSc Social Care, Justice and Recovery students agreed they were able to apply what they have learnt*
  5. Close connections with local authorities and organisations

* National Student Survey 2020

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

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