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Milton Keynes College

Foundation Degree Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Franchised by the University of Bedfordshire)

UCAS Code: LC38

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-48

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.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

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.

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chaffron Way

Department:

Care Professions

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