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What motivates people to commit crimes? What constitutes as a crime? Begin your journey into the social sciences and understanding the justice system with this dual-subject course. 

This BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree includes a Foundation Year which gives you an introductory year to prepare relevant skills and knowledge to pursue your higher education goals. 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 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 option for those who may have had a gap since they last studied, or don’t feel they made the grade in previous academic studies. 

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

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Arden University Blended Learning Degree example time table

When can I study?

Requiring 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, 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 have an additional 12 hours of online tuition and 13.5 hours of recommended self-guided study time. This is 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
**subject to numbers

 


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
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
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 5th Oct
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres

We offer this 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, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

We offer this 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, 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


Year 2    

  • Being an Effective Interdisciplinary Student
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • 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 are indicative and 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 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 the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures page.

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

Funding

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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Criminology & Psychology Degree do for me?

Successful completion of this Degree can open up a world of opportunity, 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 & Psychology 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. 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 2 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 it implements 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 and offer access to the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

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


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 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, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

We offer this 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, 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


Year 2    

  • Being an Effective Interdisciplinary Student
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • 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 are indicative and 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 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 the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures page.

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

Funding

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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Criminology & Psychology Degree do for me?

Successful completion of this Degree can open up a world of opportunity, 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 & Psychology 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. 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 2 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 it implements 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 and offer access to the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

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


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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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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