BA (Hons) in Youth Work

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The BA (Hons) in Youth Work provides a one-year complement to BA in Youth Work graduates that prepares students for employment in youth work and community work. This honors degree course will facilitate the education of community youth work professionals capable of critical analysis of the policy / practice structures that shape professional activities.

Program structure

Semester 1


  • Research project 1
  • Youth work in the digital age 
  • Conflict transformation
  • Youth Work Law and Policy
  • Ethical practice

Semester 2


  • Research project 2
  • Addiction in a context of youth work
  • Youth work management
  • The work of young people as agents of change
  • Modern youth work

Career oportunities

This exciting course offers a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Youth worker 
  •  Garda Youth Diversion Coordinator 
  • Youth Services Manager 
  • Program coordinator 
  • Extension worker 
  • Defense of youth 
  • School completion coordinator

Admission requirements

  • A minimum of a 50% grade in the final year of a bachelor’s degree (level 7) in Community Youth Work.
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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