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University of Seychelles Programme

BSocSci (Honours) Youth and Community Work

Department of Health and Social Care

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Ms. Betty-Mai Sofa

Head of the Department of Health and Social Care


+248 438 1221

Registration Deadline: 31st May 

 The BSocSci (Honours) Youth & Community Work   was initially developed to address national needs, given the limited capacity to mitigate society’s social ill. Therefore, the rationale was to enhance the knowledge and skills of new students and individuals already practising as Youth and Community workers to better respond to the rising social challenges within the Seychelles society. Due consideration has been made to understand and provide relevant services to most affected groups, such as, children and young people, particularly those living with impairments, coping with mental health problems, in governmental or private residential care settings; living in or from abusive relationships, and survivors of substance abuse to name a few. 

It has been designed so that it aligns to the International Community Development standards; Youth Work National Occupational Standards from the UK and guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat. After completing the programme, the graduates are strongly encouraged to contribute to the establishment and operation of Seychelles National Youth Workers Association that will be eligible for additional professional development opportunities from the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth and Community Work Association (CAYWA). Whereas the lecturers teaching on this programme, are eligible to register with the Professional Association of Lecturers of Youth and Community work (PALYCW), a professional body supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat.   

3 years full-time

6 years part-time

The programme is offered in English.

The primary delivery mode will be in person and virtual lectures. Additional self-study will also be required outside of contact hours.   

  • For each course, there are both lecturer-led and student-centred sessions.  
  • Each course is delivered over 17 weeks, in weekly contact sessions of 3 hours. Each timetabled contact session comprises 2 hours of lecture and I hour tutorial.  Of the 17 weeks, 15 will be for teaching; 1 week for reading and another for preparation for final major assignments or exams. 
  • The modes of delivery may vary among courses. Some courses may need more practical problem solving than others. Depending on the nature of the topic, some topics may even require the involvement of guest speakers; who are expert of a specific field and field visits.  As a result, the lecturer-led sessions of the programme are loaded with group work, discussions, case studies and potential role play. Comparative analysis of theory and current practices is also a common mode of delivery used. 
  • The students are also expected to carry out directed and independent learning activities including further reading, assignments, problem solving and research for discussions during the contact sessions.  
  • Typical lecture resources are: a classroom, computer, a projector, flip charts, writing board and markers. 
  • Field Practicum are credit – bearing courses on the programme, with specific requirements.  

To be eligible for BSc in Social Science (Youth and Community Work)

  • You must normally* be aged 18 or above in the year of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements as well as the Specific Programme Requirements.

Academic Pathway:  

  • A grade ‘C’ or above in any two A-level subjects + Grade C in IGCSE English.  
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with formal post-secondary qualification. Work experience must be in the field of Youth and or Community services;  

Technical Pathway : 

  • Mature students who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be invited for an interview before being offered a place on the programme. 
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Health and Social Care Department and in line with UniSey’s policy.  


Provision for RPL (Relevant Prior Learning) and credit transfer  

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Health and Social Care Department, and in line with UniSey’s policy.  

* Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken will be at the discretion of the University.



Human Behaviour and the Social Environment

Addressing Addictions

Introduction to Sociology

Understanding Mental Health

Professional Development Skills

Social Work Law and Human Rights

Interpersonal Communication & Counselling Skills

Social Work Management, Supervision and Leadership



Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Social Work Research Proposal

Gender and Cultural Diversity

Social Work Field Practicum 2

Social Policy Development and Analysis

Field Integration Seminar 1

Introduction to Social Welfare




Social Work Theory and Practice 1

Crime Prevention and Probation

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

Social Work Research Dissertation

Child and Youth Welfare


Introduction to the Social Work Profession




Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities

Social Work Field Practicum 3

Social Work Theory and Practice 2

Grief Counselling

Social Work Field Practicum 1

Field Integration Seminar   2

SCR 150,000 per year *

*Fees are subject to change. 

The University offers flexible payment plans and special tuition fees for self funding students. Kindly contact us for more information regarding these fees.

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