Community Development and Leadership - BSc (Hons)

Our management studies courses are first in London for overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2022.

Course details

Are you interested in working with people and local communities? Do you see yourself as a future leader? Are you looking for a fulfilling career? If so, this could be the course for you.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Community is a powerful medicine. The growth of food banks, the response to the Grenfell tragedy, the Black Lives Matter movement and the challenges of COVID have all demonstrated the power of community. By working together we can challenge inequality and social injustice. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career in social justice, this could be the perfect degree for you. Whether you’re a school leaver or if you’ve been working with communities already and want to return to education, we welcome your application. We’ll develop your employability and leadership skills, and engage you in cutting-edge academic and research skills.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits) English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)
  • Self-Leadership (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to social problems (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to Communities (core, 30 credits)
  • Human Rights, Social Justice and Diversity (core, 30 credits)
  • Leadership and Communities (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Youth and Community Issues (core, 15 credits)
  • Communities in Transition (option, 15 credits)
  • Disability and Inclusion (option, 15 credits)
  • Counselling in Youth and Community Settings (option, 15 credits)
  • Diverse London (option, 15 credits)
  • Transnational Communities (option, 15 credits)
  • Sustainability and Environmental Justice (option, 15 credits)
  • Community and Youth Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Development and Social Enterprise (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Placement for Professional Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)
  • Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits)
  • Management and Supervision in Youth and Community Work Settings (option, 30 credits)
  • Counselling in Groups (option, 15 credits)
  • Community Acitivism and Digital Campaigning (option, 15 credits)