Undergraduate Community Studies degrees at Goldsmiths

Combine academic study with fieldwork placements in community development and youth work, and set yourself up for a rewarding career in this field.

Why study Community Studies at Goldsmiths?

  • On the BA Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work you'll undertake work placements in several settings, gaining invaluable experience that will enhance your employability, and examining your practice through social science perspectives and social research
  • Meanwhile the BA Social & Community Work degree will immerse you in the study of everything from social work and criminology to mental health, youth work, community development and youth justice, and you'll take a work placement to develop your understanding and practical experience
  • The degrees are ideal preparation for a career in community and youth work fields, and former students have gone on to work as community project managers, community development workers, learning mentors, and youth workers 

I believe Goldsmiths has created a positive shift in my life. It’s allowed me to exercise my voice, express myself, learn from many people from all walks of life, show me that I am capable of achieving challenging goals, and gain leadership skills that I often doubted.

Matthew, BA Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work

Matthew, BA Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)