Milton Keynes College

Foundation Degree Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Franchised by the University of Bedfordshire) Milton Keynes College Degree level: Undergraduate

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Highlights Include
A University of Bedfordshire course (This course has been re-approved by the University for 5 years following a recent Institutional Review)
Professional speakers and seminars
Opportunity for Degree top up at The University of Bedfordshire
Option to complete a BSc
Work experience opportunities

What does this course cover?
Year 1
Introduction to Psychology
Personal and Professional Development
Psychology and Criminology in Practice (Work Based Learning)
Introduction to Social Research
Questions of Diversity and Difference
Introduction to Crime and Justice
Year 2
Social and Developmental Psychology
Work Based Learning Unit
Applied Psychology and Criminology
Advanced Criminological Theory 1
Correlates of Crime and Criminology
Researching Psychology
You'll experience personal development planning where you'll reflect on your own performance and learning throughout the course. This will include the development of study skills, working in groups, time management and what it means to study at Higher Education level. An important part of your personal development will be the work placements, one in year 1 and one in year 2. For details of full course structure and credit details please follow the link https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/next-year/psychology-and-criminal-behaviour2

Who is this course for?
Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you like to understand why people behave in different ways and what leads some people into crime? Then this course is for you and will set you up for a variety of rewarding careers in social services, the police, criminal justice, human resources and education to name a few.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Psychology
Personal and Professional Development
Psychology and Criminology in Practice (Work Based Learning)
Introduction to Social Research
Questions of Diversity and Difference
Introduction to Crime and Justice
Year 2
Social and Developmental Psychology
Work Based Learning Unit
Applied Psychology and Criminology
Advanced Criminological Theory 1
Correlates of Crime and Criminology
Researching Psychology

Assessment method

How will I be assessed?
Each unit is assessed separately by a number of different methods to include; reports, presentations, research projects, practical assessments and work placements. Assessments are spread throughout the year, in line with the dates of Bedfordshire University.
How will my progress be monitored?
Most modules have two assessments from a range of methods. These involve essays, presentations, exams, practical research with a written report and portfolios. Portfolios are an important element of work placement and the Personal Development unit. You will be provided with an assessment schedule with hand-in dates at the start of the year along with your unit handbooks.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 code LC38
Institution code M89
Campus name Chaffron Way
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 48 points UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your Level 3 studies. Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.  We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.  An Access qualification. Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate, an AVCE Double Award or BTEC National Diploma. This course is franchised by The University of Bedfordshire and is delivered at Milton Keynes College. If successful this course can lead to an award by The University of Bedfordshire.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Milton Keynes College
Chaffron Way Campus
Woughton Campus West
Leadenhall
Milton Keynes
MK6 5LP


Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01908 684452


Course contact details

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Lisa Miles HE and FE Quality Coordinator