For some people, applied community studies is a natural personal and professional development route due to their work in communities either locally or elsewhere in the UK or in the world. For others, it may be an opportunity to have a good grounding in the community, social welfare and charity sectors after studying related courses at college. In addition to learning about social policy and about the management and organisation of welfare, you will learn about particular service provision such as Social Housing, Advice and Guidance, Care and Community development.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
This programme is underpinned by a commitment to prepare you for working in the community development and social welfare fields, known as the Third Sector. In the first year you will study: Individual and Group Techniques, Care, Welfare and Community, Human Rights and Welfare Law, Engaging with the Third Sector and Welfare and Social Enterprise.
You will be introduced, through interactive sessions, to the breadth and depth of state, private and voluntary sector organisations.
The second and final years build on this by focusing on gaining practical experience in an agency linked to your areas of interest. You will also study Sociology, Community Development, Community Research, Psychology, Globalisation and social action and a research subject of your choice.
Our course uses a variety of teaching and interactive methods including lectures, seminars, group work, student presentations, visits, guest speakers and placements. Visits this year included the Houses
of Parliament, local social enterprises and community projects.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.