This Foundation Degree provides vocational and practical perspectives on the application of both general and criminal psychology to the understanding of human behaviour, offending and society's response to offenders. With strong links and a good partnership with colleagues at The University of Bedfordshire, we are able to utilise shared working opportunities that will benefit your learning. Study hubs are available at both centres offering an extended study facility, which is accessible online and in person to meet your individual requirements. In order to enhance your knowledge of the different career options available to you there will be a number of guest speakers from different organisations which have experience within the Criminal Justice System or are involved in psychological research or work. You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve either a BA degree in either Criminology, Psychological Studies or Psychology and Criminal Behaviour. If you want to pursue a career as a psychologist and work towards British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status, you can join the second year of BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire on completion of your Foundation Degree. Alternatively, you are able to go onto a BPS conversion course, after completing your top up year.
During the course you will cover the following units: Crime and Social Control; Criminal Justice and Law; Foundations of Psychology; Lifespan Devlopment; Professional Development and Research in Psychology; Psychology and Crime Work-Based Learning; Social Processes; Social Research.
Throughout your course you will encounter a wide variety of assessment types that are designed to suit the diversity of individual learning styles. Whilst you will be expected to sit some examinations, the overall assessment method strongly favours different forms of coursework.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR 48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR an equivalent Level 3 qualification. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting (minimum 100 hours per year/four hours per week) for the duration of the course. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You should arrange your own placement; this is an essential part of any offer made. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.