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Course Essentials

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

This BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree includes an integrated Foundation Year which gives you an introduction to 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 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 foundation 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. 

With Arden's fully online Distance Learning programme, which gives you the flexibility of studying whenever and wherever you choose, you'll be taking the next step in your career in no time.

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Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

We offer this Social Science Degree with an integrated Foundation Year to give you the skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study. 

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.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our online platform, iLearn. This virtual learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area, which offers insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.

Modules

Foundation Year 

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

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

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 online Criminology and Psychology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online 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 if you have the funds or, 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.

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 if you have the funds or, 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.

Successfully completing this qualification 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 & Criminology Degree with Foundation Year from Arden University 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 degree makes you a perfect candidate to explore careers in the Police, Legal System or the Probation and Prison System.

The key skills you will 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
  • Health Psychology

You could also continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS).
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 Distance Learning 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 Social Science Degree with an integrated Foundation Year to give you the skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study. 

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.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our online platform, iLearn. This virtual learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area, which offers insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.

Modules

Foundation Year 

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

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

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 online Criminology and Psychology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online 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 if you have the funds or, 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.

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 if you have the funds or, 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

Successfully completing this qualification 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 & Criminology Degree with Foundation Year from Arden University 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 degree makes you a perfect candidate to explore careers in the Police, Legal System or the Probation and Prison System.

The key skills you will 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
  • Health Psychology

You could also continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS).
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 Distance Learning 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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2. Apply online

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