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Young people are the citizens and leaders of the future. Whether you’re interested in education, support and social work, crime, social justice or working with families, our youth courses allow you to make a real positive impact on today’s young people – from early childhood through to adolescence.

Studying Youth at NTU

Our courses open up a wide range of opportunities in youth work and youth justice, education, and health and social care - and they have great employability prospects.

Whatever area you're interested in exploring as a future career, you'll be prepared to enter a role that will positively impact and affect the lives of young people.

You'll have the opportunity for work-based learning in a variety of settings, and this experience - along with your core modules - will develop your skills empower you in your future career.


in the UK for Childhood and Youth (Complete University Guide, 2024)

Learn more about studying Youth at NTU

Hear from Dr Francis Howard, Senior Lecturer, for a taste of what to expect if you decide to study Youth at NTU.

Careers in Youth

Local youth offending teams have been involved with the design of our courses and will be regularly consulted throughout. This will clearly enhance your employability within the youth justice sector, which includes youth offending teams, children’s services, and the secure estate.

Areas in which our graduates have gone on to work include:

  • youth offending teams
  • preventions projects
  • mentoring services for young people
  • restorative justice services
  • the secure estate
  • prisons and the probation service.

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