BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year

Apply From: 12th of February 2020
Application Deadline:
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Start Date: Ongoing

We offer this Social Science Degree with an integrated Foundation Year to give you the skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study. 

With Arden's Criminology & Psychology Degree with Foundation Year, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.

You will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality on crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and acquire knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our online platform, iLearn. This virtual learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area, which offers insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.

Modules

Foundation Year 

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Policing & Police Powers

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

 

Entry Requirements

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).

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).

 

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