The BA in Youth and Community Studies with New Media is a four year professional degree course for school leavers and mature students. Graduates possessing an honours level qualification are capable of operating at a level where they can act in a leadership as well as a practitioner role. They are equipped with skills, attributes and values that broaden their ability to act as an instigator or a contributor to change and innovation.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Graduates can find employment opportunities in community development, family support and youth work. They also work as project workers with specific target groups like the homeless, or on youth diversion, alcohol/drug abuse or early school leavers programmes.