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BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year enables students to study two linked and well-established fields in social sciences.

Quick Facts

 
Part-time Duration: 4 to 12 years
Starting in: January, April, July, October
Tuition Fee: £27,740 (UK), £20,500 (International)
Location: Online

Students approach the subjects through both separate and interdisciplinary study and gain an understanding of the foundations of society and the social world which encompasses both social values and behaviours. The complex relationship with social policy is explored through analysis of legal concepts and decision making, ethics and social, psychological and political effect.

The overall aim of the programme is to in still a way of thinking and transferable skills which enable effective interdisciplinary analysis, synthesis and application of the two disciplines whether taken independently or together.

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Modules

Foundation Year

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

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Policing & Police Powers
  • Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts

Year 4

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our online Criminology and Law 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).