BN025 Bachelor of Arts in Community and Social Development Aim This three year programme will be of interest to those who wish to study a range of social science subjects applied to community development and social policy analysis in a modern context and who wish to undertake a career in community development or in policy and social research. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will engage in a detailed knowledge of current social and community issues to assist organisations and agencies towards positive social change and development. Students will examine various layers of services and social functioning with the community and will develop a critical awareness of the social environment and cultural practices. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the role of and effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competencies to operate in a professional manner. Career Opportunities Graduates may seek employment in different areas of social and community work such as: * Civic Leaders * Local Government Advisors * Councillors * Community Programme Co-Ordinators Graduates will be employed in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalised or disadvantaged groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion.