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Course Essentials

Have you ever wondered, what motivates people to commit crimes? Or what constitutes as a crime? Begin your journey into the social sciences and understanding the justice system with this dual-subject criminology and psychology foundation degree course. 

This BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology Degree includes a Foundation Year which gives you an introductory year to prepare relevant skills and knowledge to pursue your higher education goals. As part of the School of Law and Social Sciences, you will study two well-established social science fields and increase your understanding of the social values and behaviours. 

The criminology portion focuses on criminal behaviours and social orders in particular, while the psychology portion gives you the bigger picture and focuses on human behaviours in general. This psychology and criminology foundation degree course gives students a wide range of transferrable and practical skills that will aid in both law-related and other careers, or further studies. 

This four-year option at Arden University is a great choice for those who may have had a gap since they last studied, or don’t feel they made the grade in previous academic studies. It's also ideal for anyone considering a change of career, and provides the ultimate opportunity for that first step. 

The Blended Learning model offers a combination of flexibility through our state-of-the-art online portal. You'll also receive support, with classes twice a week at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester.


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. 

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Criminology and psychology with foundation year timetable example

When can I study?

You will study your BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminology with Foundation Year programme through online independent learning, in addition to face-to-face seminars with lecturers in our Study Centres. 

Each module is completed over a six week period and each week will require a minimum of 33.5 hours of study which is made up of:

  • A minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning 
  • 8 hours of timetabled face-to-face teaching each week based in one of our study centres

Take a look at our example timetable here to see how you could fit Blended Learning study with Arden around your life.

Please note that depending on your course, timetables may have both am and/or pm study centre hours. Your official course timetable will be allocated to you prior to starting your course. 


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Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
480
UCAS Course Code:
L409
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 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

We offer this psychology and criminology foundation degree as a four year course with an integrated foundation year to give you the skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study. The perfect on-ramp to your undergraduate studies, the foundation year prepares you with the skills you will need to succeed as you progress in your studies.

With Arden's Criminology & Psychology Degree with Foundation Year, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

You will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality on 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.

Foundation Year Modules 

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Study skills

During the first six weeks (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. These sessions may include reading & note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, referencing & 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 (+online tuition and self-guided study time).


Year 2    

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


Year 3    

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


Year 4    

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

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

Assessments:

We use a wide range of assessment methods at Arden to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of strengths, these could include: portfolio of tasks, coursework, essays, exams, reports, and various 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 with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Candidates for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

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 psychology degree do for me?

Successful completion of this degree can open up a world of opportunity, both within psychology and criminology, and further afield in industries you may not have considered.

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 and psychology foundation degree could lead to work 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?

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

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

Arden University students who study with our Blended Learning method get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. With Blended Learning, you can combine the structure and personal tuition of the classroom with the rich resources and innovative materials of online learning. An ideal solution for students who want the routine of an on-site undergraduate degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These 4-hour 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
  • As the course involves online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • 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 or phone

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

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres are full of helpful, engaging tutors and staff members. They offer access to all the technology and services you'll need to support your studies throughout your course.

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

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • Additional support from tutors and staff


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

We offer this psychology and criminology foundation degree as a four year course with an integrated foundation year to give you the skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study. The perfect on-ramp to your undergraduate studies, the foundation year prepares you with the skills you will need to succeed as you progress in your studies.

With Arden's Criminology & Psychology Degree with Foundation Year, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

You will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality on 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.

Foundation Year Modules 

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Study skills

During the first six weeks (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. These sessions may include reading & note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, referencing & 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 (+online tuition and self-guided study time).


Year 2    

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


Year 3    

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


Year 4    

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

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

Assessments:

We use a wide range of assessment methods at Arden to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of strengths, these could include: portfolio of tasks, coursework, essays, exams, reports, and various 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 with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

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 psychology degree do for me?

Successful completion of this degree can open up a world of opportunity, both within psychology and criminology, and further afield in industries you may not have considered.

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 and psychology foundation degree could lead to work 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?

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

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

Arden University students who study with our Blended Learning method get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. With Blended Learning, you can combine the structure and personal tuition of the classroom with the rich resources and innovative materials of online learning. An ideal solution for students who want the routine of an on-site undergraduate degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These 4-hour 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
  • As the course involves online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • 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 or phone

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

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres are full of helpful, engaging tutors and staff members. They offer access to all the technology and services you'll need to support your studies throughout your course.

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

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • Additional support from tutors and staff


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.

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