Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Criminology and Psychology (with Foundation Year)

4 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

The demanding and career-enhancing psychology and criminology foundation degree program at Arden University gives you an introduction to the fundamental ideas you'll need to pursue your academic objectives.The program combines an introductory year with a complete undergraduate degree. Your foundation year will aid in the development of critical study skills that will enable you to effectively complete a degree program, including essay writing, IT proficiency, emotional intelligence, and research abilities. After your foundational year is over, you'll concentrate on your selected career path, which in this case is criminology and psychology.

This Programm is available for blended learning study in London Ealing, London Tower Hill, London Holborn, Manchester, and Birmingham. The course is also offered online, so you can study from anywhere in the UK or globally.

With this degree, the possibilities are endless – and go further afield than you might think! As well as graduating with critical, analytical and communication skills, a criminology and psychology foundation degree could lead to work in any of the following areas:

  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Human resources
  • Police force
  • Probation and prison systems

Program structure


Foundation Year

  • Modules for July 2023
    • Using Numeracy, Data & IT (20 credits)
    • Introducing Research Skills (20 credits)
    • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively & Values (20 credits)
    • Academic Skills Practice (20 credits)
    • Crime and Law in Context (20 credits)
    • Psychology of Everyday Life (20 credits)
  • Modules from September 2023 onwards
    • Preparing for University Success
    • Exploring the Social World
    • Advancing your Academic Skills
    • Examining Social Justice
    • Planning for Your Future Success
    • Investigation & Innovation Project

Level 4

  • Becoming a Criminologist (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Studying Psychology (20 credits)
  • Social Psychology (20 credits)
  • Crime, Media, Culture (20 credits)
  • Working within the Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (20 credits)

Level 5

  • The Prison (20 credits)
  • Personality and Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Youth Crime and Justice (20 credits)
  • Crimes of the Powerful (20 credits)
  • Researching the Field (20 credits)
  • Forensic Psychology (20 credits)

Level 6

  • Counselling Psychology, Mental Health and Illness (20 credits)
  • Victimology (20 credits)
  • Cyberpsychology (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice: A Case Study (20 credits)
  • Research Project  (40 credits)


Blended Learning

  • Fee per level - 9,250 GBP
  • Foundation Year Fee - 4,000 GBP

Online Learning

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP
  • Foundation Year Fee - 4,000 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • At least 3 x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent. If your qualifications are older than 3 years, we will also ask to see a professional CV.
  • We’re also happy to consider an application from you if you can show us that you have relevant work experience that required critical thinking and analysis skills. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivation and ability to study this degree, along with references and evidence of your previous work experience.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted.

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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