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Want to explore sociology, psychology, social work or adult nursing practice but not quite ready to study at degree level? Students will study a range of topics that are central or highly relevant to the study of the social sciences. You’ll explore areas such as mental health and wellbeing, contemporary issues in social sciences, and professional practice to help prepare for undergraduate study. The course has an applied focus – students are encouraged and enabled to apply their theoretical knowledge to real world problems, such as mental health, psychological wellbeing and everyday problem-solving. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will be eligible to progress onto our sociology programme or one of our psychology undergraduate degrees, which are accredited by the British Psychology Society. Students interested in social work or adult nursing practice can apply and be interviewed for either of these degrees. During this foundation year, you’ll begin to develop the academic writing and independent learning skills necessary to study a scientific discipline. You’ll also begin to learn the basics of thinking and writing in social sciences. You’ll be taught by an experienced team who are accessible and approachable, and ultimately dedicated to providing an inclusive learning environment. The course offers an introduction to a range of topics within psychology and sociology and other social science disciplines What does this course lead to? Studying this foundation degree can help you on to the path of studying a full psychology, sociology, social work or adult nursing practice undergraduate degree. If you meet all the requirements at the end of the course you could go on to study the BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology course.
FOUNDATION MODULES Professional Practice Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences Crime and Risk in Society Media Project in Social Sciences Investigating in the Social Sciences Psychological Approaches to Mental Health If you successfully pass the Social Sciences foundation year, you will automatically progress onto Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology course, where you will study the following modules: YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Exploring Psychology Law, Sentencing and Punishment Study Skills in Social Sciences Psychology Across the Lifespan Research Methods 1 Explaining Criminal Behaviour YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Brain and Behaviour Psychology of Crime Criminological Research Methods and Skills Dangerous Offenders Critical Issues in Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Investigation YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Global Crime Issues in Forensic Psychology Justice: Future Challenges Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Drugs, Crime and Alcohol Terrorism and Political Violence
Students are assessed by a combination of presentations (individual and group), essays, practical reports, portfolios (i.e. non-essay written assignments consisting of a variety of written pieces based on independent learning), and in-class electronic tests.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. This must be a Secure English Language Test (SELT)|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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