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BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Course Essentials

What motivates people to behave the way they do? What makes a ‘crime’? What makes someone a ‘criminal’?

If you want to become a social scientist with the skills to make sense of issues relating to both crime and psychology then this blended learning course is for you. As well as the chance to study crime, criminal behaviour, the justice system and understand and predict the many factors involved in human behaviour, you will gain valuable analytical and research skills that will leave you highly employable.

Discuss your degree, degree top-up or MBA study options with our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Manchester or Birmingham Campus Course Advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N10A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
On-campus
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Meet the Tutors

Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect in-depth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting.

Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements 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

• Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

• IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Next steps

Applying for this course 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

Here you get the chance to study two fascinating fields in the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.

You will look into such topics as the effects of social diversity and inequality on crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and develop knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being.

You will get involved in debate, learn to work independently, demonstrate critical analysis skills and learn how to formulate and evaluate research and data – all skills that will be of huge value in the world of work.

Modules are:

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

Next steps

Applying for this course 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 Fees & Funding

Fees

UK Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,165 per level.

The most common funding of undergraduate degrees for students in the UK is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

• 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 £21,000 a year.

• Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

UK students who study our full-time blended courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options such as instalments, on the Fees & Funding main page.

EU & International Fees & Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, we run this course as a distance learning programme and you can make your application here.

Next steps

Applying for this course 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.

Careers Impact

Successfully completing this degree can open up a world of opportunity, both within the specific fields of Psychology and Criminology, but also further afield in other industries you may not have considered.

A Psychology with Criminology degree will equip you with a host of transferable skills which can lead to careers in Human Resources, Counselling, Teaching, Research, the Government and many more. There are also newer initiatives in areas of community safety and crime prevention that might suit your skills and interests.

You may also find that your interest and skills make you a perfect candidate to explore careers in the Police, Legal System or Probation and Prison System.

The key skills you can develop include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

If you want to pursue further postgraduate study within psychology with the view to becoming a qualified psychologist you could enter into roles in areas such as:

  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Health psychology

Find out more about the careers support available at Arden University.

Next steps

Applying for this course 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.

Study Centres

What study centres are available?

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

Studying via blended learning with Arden

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

So, what will it be like?

  • You will have 2-3 set days per week on campus
  • 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 a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

It’s a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

And the facilities available at study centres?

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

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course 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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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