Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology with Law and Criminology Foundation Year

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University
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Course summary

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Are you interested in learning more about the law or criminology? Leading directly into Solent’s law or criminology courses, this foundation year programme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress on to a related full undergraduate degree. Solent University’s Law and Criminology Foundation Year is a direct entry point to one of our law or criminology undergraduate degree programmes. Ideal for those who do not have traditional academic qualifications, or who have spent some time away from formal education, the foundation year will prepare students for a return to academic study. Students are given comprehensive support and guidance with an ongoing assessment programme to establish effective learning. Working in small groups, students will learn the fundamental aspects of law and criminology, developing a range of valuable skills including analysis, research, problem solving, and written and oral expression. Students are also able to select business subject options. Learning is aided by discussions involving different views and perspectives and students also have access to our specialist moot courtroom for mock trials. Our well-stocked, modern library, and online facilities provide many opportunities to develop knowledge through self-directed study. The course has been designed with employability in mind and is a direct pathway onto Solent’s law or criminology degrees. This course leads directly into the first year of a relevant law or criminology course here at Solent. This makes it ideal for those who don’t quite meet the entry requirements or who would like a reintroduction to academic life before starting a full-time undergraduate degree.

Course details


FOUNDATION Learning and Development Popular culture Legal and Criminological Processes Law and Criminology in Commerce Comparative Systems Theory and Practice in Law and Criminology If you successfully complete the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology degree course. Please note that some of the modules below may change. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Explaining Criminal Behaviour Exploring Psychology Study Skills in Social Sciences Psychology Across the Lifespan Quantitative Data Analysis Victimology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Brain and Behaviour Contemporary Issues in Crime Psychological Research Dangerous Offenders The Social Individual Crime Scene Investigation YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation Global Crime Issues in Forensic Psychology Justice: Future Challenges YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Drugs, Crime and Alcohol Terrorism and Political Violence

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCIP3
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology with Law and Criminology Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS