Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Studies
(B.A. (Hons) YCS (Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH1018 Fieldwork Placement 1 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS (NC)
YTH1008 Principles and Practice in Youth and Community Work 6 ECTS (NC)
YTH1009 Youth Work Core Skills 1 5 ECTS
YTH1019 Research Methods 1 (Philosophical Underpinnings of Research and Qualitative Paradigm) 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1311 Introductory Psychology for Youth and Community Studies 5 ECTS
YTH1010 Youth Work Core Skills 2 4 ECTS
YTH1020 Research Methods 2 – Quantitative Research 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Choose a study-unit to the value of 4 credits from the following list:

YTH1013 Theatre and Young People 4 ECTS
YTH1022 Social Media Platforms and Young People 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to YEAR II: 39 credits in Youth Studies

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH2007 Fieldwork Placement 2 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1312 The Psychology of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood 5 ECTS (NC)
YTH1016 Non Formal Education and Informal Learning 4 ECTS (NC)
YTH2009 Sociology of Youth and Community - Key Perspectives 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH1014 Youth Work Core Skills 3 8 ECTS
YTH2008 Sociology of Youth and the Community - An Introduction 5 ECTS (NC)
YTH2016 Critical perspectives: Theory and practice 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Choose a study-unit to the value of 4 credits from the following list:

YTH2017 School Based Youth Work 4 ECTS
YTH2019 Young People and Community Development 4 ECTS
YTH2020 Young People with Disability 4 ECTS
YTH2021 Young People and Entrepreneurship 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 43 credits in Youth Studies

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH2010 Fieldwork Placement 3 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MSE2102 Education for Sustainable Development - Youth and Community 4 ECTS
YTH1012 Outdoor Education 4 ECTS
YTH2013 Young People and Social Inclusion 4 ECTS
YTH2014 Youth Policy 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH1011 Young People with Minority Experiences 4 ECTS
YTH2015 Youth, Delinquency and Crime 5 ECTS
YTH3009 Young People and Addictive Behaviour 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year IV: 38 credits in Youth Studies

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH3019 Fieldwork Placement 4 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH2011 Young people and politics 4 ECTS
YTH3011 Young People and Sexuality 4 ECTS
YTH3012 Health Promotion 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH3008 Youth Work Core Skills 4: Transdisciplinarity and the Deconstruction of Professions 4 ECTS
YTH3010 Youth Justice 4 ECTS
YTH3304 Youth and Leisure 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Choose a study-unit to the value of 4 credits from the following list:

PLC3390 Religion, Identity and Christian Youth Work 4 ECTS
YTH3803* Sensitivity Training 4 ECTS
YTH3903 Young People and Resiliency 4 ECTS
YTH3907 Young People, Risks, Challenges and Wellbeing 4 ECTS

* Study-unit YTH3803 is highly recommended.



Requirement for regular progression to Year V: 38 credits in Youth Studies

YEAR FIVE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH3015 Project Management and Change 6 ECTS
YTH3016 Youth and the Media 4 ECTS
YTH3020 Young People and the Law 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

YTH3018 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year V (final year): 22 credits in Youth and Community Studies

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) Youth and Community Studies: 180 credits in Youth and Community Studies

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Studies - B.A. (Hons) YCS - under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 10 March 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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