Criminology and Psychology with Foundation year

Arden University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Arden University's 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 2 well-established social science fields and increase your understanding of the social values and behaviours. What motivates people to commit crimes? What constitutes as a crime? Begin your journey into understanding the social sciences and justice system with this dual-subject course. 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 4-year Degree option at Arden is a great choice for those who may have had a gap since they last studied, or don’t feel they made the grade in previous academic studies. Blended Learning: When you sign up for one of our compressed blended courses and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment. Our 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. Online Distance Learning Online Distance Learning is the flexible way of pursing a higher education qualification. You can study an international qualification without putting your life on hold. You will be able to watch online tutorials and access all of your learning materials online, you can study from any place in the world, on any device, at a time to suit you, as long as you can access the internet. If you don't want the huge expenses of going to a traditional university, or you are looking to gain work experience alongside gaining qualifications, online study may be the solution for you.

Course details


Foundation Year

  • 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

Assessment method

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,
  • Exam,
  • Reports,
- Research Projects

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £18000 Whole course
Scotland £18000 Whole course
Wales £18000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee per level: £4,500 Total Fee: £18,000
Criminology and Psychology with Foundation year at Arden University - UCAS