Are you interested in building a career in the criminology or law sectors, but need a little extra groundwork and support? With our degree in criminology and law with foundation year, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed at degree-level study. After completing your foundation year, you’ll progress to undergraduate study, building and developing your skills throughout the remainder of your course – from the psychological and social aspects of criminology, to legal studies.
Your foundation year will help you develop key academic, IT, and research skills, and will give you the confidence to successfully complete your criminology and law programme. As well as brushing up your academic skills and gaining a detailed, in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, this course will enable you to examine elements of the legal system and analyse their connection with criminal behaviour. So, if you’re interested in how crime and law relate to both individuals and wider society, this is the course you’ve been looking for.
But it’s not just about the theory. As with all our courses, our criminology and law degree is strongly focused on the skills you need to build your career. It’s been developed by industry professionals who are leaders in their field, with an emphasis on applied learning, meaning you’ll gain a range of transferable skills long before you graduate.
Our criminology and law degree with foundation year course is designed to refresh and enhance your academic skills, while introducing you to these two fascinating areas of social science. The modules of this course have been designed to help you gain a solid understanding of crime’s complex relationship with social policy, by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics. You’ll also learn about the social, psychological, and political effect that crime has on the world.
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to study a degree, no matter your academic background. That’s why we offer this computing business degree with an integrated foundation year. The foundation year has been designed to provide you with the toolkit you need to succeed on an undergraduate degree course, as well as in the workplace and beyond it.
I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.
You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level – however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
At Arden University, a variety of methods are used to assess your progress, allowing you to demonstrate your strengths as you study. For this Criminology and Law with foundation year course, these assessments include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The courses at Arden University allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention. By the time you’ve completed you course, we’ll have provided you with transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Just a few of the specialist skills you’ll have after graduating from this course include analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and skills in critical decision making and reasoning. All of these abilities are highly valued by employers, and will help you go on to build a successful future in your chosen career.
As a graduate of the Criminology and Law with Foundation year Degree, you’ll be equipped with a wide range of employability skills, as well as a confident knowledge of your chosen field of study.
After completing your BA (Hons) Criminologyand Law with Foundation year degree, you’ll be able to:
While our Criminology and Law with foundation year degree is useful to those looking to practice criminal law or to work in the criminal justice system, this flexible qualification can also open up a world of opportunities in other areas, including:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: