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Course Essentials

What motivates people to behave the way they do? What constitutes a crime and what makes a criminal? If you want to become a social scientist with the ability to comprehend issues relating to crime and psychology, this BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree is the course for you.

This psychology and criminology degree is taught via our Blended Learning programme, which lets you combine online study with lectures 2 days a week at one of our LondonManchester or Birmingham based study centres. 

As part of the School of Law and Social Science, you’ll take a close look at criminal behaviour and the justice system, coming to understand and predict the many factors involved in human behaviour, as well as gaining valuable analytical and research skills that will boost your employment prospects.


Fast-Track your career with a Fully funded master’s

As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you have successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to our undergraduate students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements. 


When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, our criminal psychology courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • Weekdays*: 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30)
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30 
  • Weekends**: Saturdays

In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning.

This makes our BA Criminology and Psychology degree perfect if you want more guided learning, but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden
**available from February 2020 - subject to numbers


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L408
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Next Open Day:
Tue 6th Oct
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres

With Arden's criminology & psychology Degree, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

As part of our criminal psychology courses in the UK,you will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality in the context of crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and acquire knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being.

Modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, designed to provide advice and guidance to help you achieve success at university. Study skills sessions may include reading and note-taking, iLearn Online Library, referencing and plagiarism and approaching assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 hours a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (plus online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Policing & Police Powers

Year 3

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods as part of our BA Honours Criminology and Psychology course, providing the opportunity for you to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These may include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams
  • Analysis and research projects

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Programme Specification.

This BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course, you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information. 

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

What can a criminology and psychology degree do for me?

Successful completion of our criminal psychology courses can open up a world of opportunity, within both psychology and criminology, and also in industries that are further afield.

After studying this course, you will:

  • Have gained the ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Feel confident in analysing and evaluating data
  • Have developed meticulous written communication skills
  • Be able to present findings in a range of formats including essay, presentation and report

What can I do after Arden University?

A criminology & psychology degree could lead to employment in any of the following areas, and more: 

  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Human resources
  • Police force
  • Probation and prison systems

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK, and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. You will receive all of the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our criminal psychology students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Arden's Blended Learning model is a modern, engaging way to study that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Providing you with access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to facilities such as:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing 
  • Individual and group study space

Our city-centre locations mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture accessible to you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for our criminal psychology courses takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

With Arden's criminology & psychology Degree, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

As part of our criminal psychology courses in the UK,you will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality in the context of crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and acquire knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being.

Modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, designed to provide advice and guidance to help you achieve success at university. Study skills sessions may include reading and note-taking, iLearn Online Library, referencing and plagiarism and approaching assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 hours a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (plus online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Policing & Police Powers

Year 3

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods as part of our BA Honours Criminology and Psychology course, providing the opportunity for you to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These may include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams
  • Analysis and research projects

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course, you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information. 

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Career Prospects

What can a criminology and psychology degree do for me?

Successful completion of our criminal psychology courses can open up a world of opportunity, within both psychology and criminology, and also in industries that are further afield.

After studying this course, you will:

  • Have gained the ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Feel confident in analysing and evaluating data
  • Have developed meticulous written communication skills
  • Be able to present findings in a range of formats including essay, presentation and report

What can I do after Arden University?

A criminology & psychology degree could lead to employment in any of the following areas, and more: 

  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Human resources
  • Police force
  • Probation and prison systems
Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK, and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. You will receive all of the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our criminal psychology students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Arden's Blended Learning model is a modern, engaging way to study that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Providing you with access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to facilities such as:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing 
  • Individual and group study space

Our city-centre locations mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture accessible to you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for our criminal psychology courses takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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