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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.09k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 10.5k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    For some people, applied community studies is a natural personal and professional development route due to their work in communities either locally or elsewhere in the UK or in the world. For others, it may be an opportunity to have a good grounding in the community, social welfare and charity sectors after studying related courses at college. In addition to learning about social policy and about the management and organisation of welfare, you will learn about particular service provision such as Social Housing, Advice and Guidance, Care and Community development.
    If you choose this course you will benefit from:

    • Our excellent relationships with relevant local, national and international agencies such as British Red Cross, Barnardos, and Coventry Refugee Centre;
    • The opportunity to study or apply for a work placement abroad. Previously students have undertaken work experience and placements in Borneo, South Africa, France, Kenya and Finland;
    • A diverse student group providing great opportunities for interactive learning;
    • Experienced, well qualified, research-active teaching staff;
    • Students have used this course to go on to gain accreditation with a number of professional bodies, through experience/postgraduate study, including: British Association of Counselling, Teacher Training Agency, General Social Care Council and Chartered Institute of Housing.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 8088 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 10452 Module (National)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    This programme is underpinned by a commitment to prepare you for working in the community development and social welfare fields, known as the Third Sector. In the first year you will study: Individual and Group Techniques, Care, Welfare and Community, Human Rights and Welfare Law, Engaging with the Third Sector and Welfare and Social Enterprise.

    You will be introduced, through interactive sessions, to the breadth and depth of state, private and voluntary sector organisations.

    The second and final years build on this by focusing on gaining practical experience in an agency linked to your areas of interest. You will also study Sociology, Community Development, Community Research, Psychology, Globalisation and social action and a research subject of your choice.

    Our course uses a variety of teaching and interactive methods including lectures, seminars, group work, student presentations, visits, guest speakers and placements. Visits this year included the Houses
    of Parliament, local social enterprises and community projects.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Essential Entry Requirements:
    • 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
    Typical Offers
    • A-Levels: CCD
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM
    Access: A pass in the Access Diploma. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 26 points

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.


    Merit Scholarship Scheme

    Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.

    • Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
    • Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
    • There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
    University Research Studentship Scheme

    Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.

    Science Without Borders

    Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.

    Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

    The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

    If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:

    Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study

    If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for

    • Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
    • Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities

    If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:

    • Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
    Ferguson Trust Scholarships

    Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.

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