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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 distance learning course is for you. Both psychology and criminology aim to understand the world of social values and behaviours. But while Psychology looks at human behaviour in general, Criminology looks at criminal behaviour in particular. 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.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L31P
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This distance learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this Psychology and Criminology 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

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

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 psychology and criminology.

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.

Year 1 (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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (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

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

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.

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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