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Arden University

Criminology and Psychology with Foundation year

UCAS Code: L409

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Distance learning | 2021

Arden University's BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Degree includes a Foundation year which gives you an introductory year to prepare relevant skills and knowledge to pursue your higher education goals.

Study 2 well-established social science fields and increase your understanding of the social values and behaviours.

What motivates people to commit crimes? What constitutes as a crime? Begin your journey into understanding the social sciences and justice system with this dual-subject course.

The Criminology portion focuses on criminal behaviours and social orders in particular, while the Psychology portion gives you the bigger picture and focuses on human behaviours in general.

This course gives students a wide range of transferrable and practical skills that will aid in both law-related and other careers or further studies.

This 4-year Degree option at Arden is a great choice for those who may have had a gap since they last studied, or don’t feel they made the grade in previous academic studies.

**Blended Learning:**
When you sign up for one of our compressed blended courses and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment. Our Blended Learning model offers a combination of flexibility through our state-of-the-art online portal, and support with classes twice a week at once of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester.

**Online Distance Learning**
Online Distance Learning is the flexible way of pursing a higher education qualification. You can study an international qualification without putting your life on hold. You will be able to watch online tutorials and access all of your learning materials online, you can study from any place in the world, on any device, at a time to suit you, as long as you can access the internet. If you don't want the huge expenses of going to a traditional university, or you are looking to gain work experience alongside gaining qualifications, online study may be the solution for you.

Modules

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

**Year 2**
- Being an Effective Interdisciplinary Student
- Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
- Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
- Crime & Society
- Criminal Justice System
- Key Studies in Psychology

**Year 3**
- Personality and Intelligence
- Research and Ethics in Action
- Contemporary Debates in Criminology
- Environmental Criminology
- Social Psychology
- Policing & Police Powers

**Year 4**
- Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Contemporary Developmental Psychology
- Youth Justice
- Cybercrime
- Research Planning & Project

Assessment methods

**We use a wide range of assessment methods at Arden to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of strengths, these could include:**

- Portfolio of Tasks,
- Coursework,
- Essays,
- Exam,
- Reports,
- Research Projects

The Uni


Course locations:

Holborn Study Centre

Manchester Study Centre

Birmingham Study Centre

Distance Learning

Tower Hill Study Centre

Ealing Study Centre

Department:

Psychology and Sociology

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