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Course Essentials

What motivates people to behave the way they do? What constitutes 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 Arden University's BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree is the course for you.

While studying your psychology and criminology undergraduate degree, 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. As part of the School of Law and Social Sciences, you will have the chance to study crime, criminal behaviour, the justice system and understand and predict the many factors involved in human behaviour. You will also gain valuable analytical and research skills that will make you highly employable in your chosen field.

With Arden's fully online Criminology 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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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’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden Distance Learning undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L408
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

With Arden's Criminology & Psychology Degree 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 explore topics such 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.

As you study your psychology and criminology degree online, you will get involved in debate, learn to work independently, demonstrate critical analysis skills and practice how to formulate and evaluate research and data – all skills that will be of huge value in the world of work.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete their criminology and psychology online courses within 3-6 years.
 

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Programme Specification.

Our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree course has standard entry requirements. To study this psychology with criminology degree at Arden University 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 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

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 this Criminology and Psychology degree.

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.

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.

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

A Psychology & Criminology Degree from Arden University will equip you with a host of transferable skills which can lead to careers in the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • 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 by studying a criminology and psychology degree 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 roles in areas such as:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology

You could 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 criminology and psychology online 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

With Arden's Criminology & Psychology Degree 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 explore topics such 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.

As you study your psychology and criminology degree online, you will get involved in debate, learn to work independently, demonstrate critical analysis skills and practice how to formulate and evaluate research and data – all skills that will be of huge value in the world of work.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete their criminology and psychology online courses within 3-6 years.
 

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Our BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree course has standard entry requirements. To study this psychology with criminology degree at Arden University 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 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

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 this Criminology and Psychology degree.

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.

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

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

A Psychology & Criminology Degree from Arden University will equip you with a host of transferable skills which can lead to careers in the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • 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 by studying a criminology and psychology degree 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 roles in areas such as:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology

You could 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 criminology and psychology online 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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