BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology or (with foundation year)

What drives people to act in certain ways? Who is a criminal, exactly? Why do criminals do it? The criminal justice system, contemporary disparities, and crime and society are just a few of the fascinating and thought-provoking topics covered in this interdisciplinary criminology and psychology degree program. This course is the appropriate stepping stone to your future professional aspirations and is perfect for those who want to explore both discipline areas.

University Arden University
Degree BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
Level of study Foundation Year (Y0) / First Year (Y1)
Start date September, October, November, February, May
Duration 3 or 4 years (with foundation year)
Location London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester or ONLINE
Delivery Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings
Hours per week 9-12h
Fees £9250 (ONLINE option is cheaper)
Finances Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

Course Overview

The demanding and career-enhancing psychology and criminology foundation degree program 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.

You'll seek to comprehend the world of social values and behaviours while earning a degree in criminology and psychology, laying a strong foundation in both fields. With this degree, students can go on a genuine journey, learning the concepts behind criminal behaviour and how it is dealt with in the judicial system. You're in the proper place if you're passionate about debating and analyzing societal perspectives and criminal impacts.

Entry Requirements
Funding & Fees

Foundation Year Modules

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

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

Cross-Cultural Psychology
Contemporary Developmental Psychology
Youth Justice
Research Planning and Project

Standard entry:

● Minimum of 3x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – for qualifications older than 3 years the CV is required.
● High School diploma from your native country

Non-standard entry:

● All applicants can apply based on their work experience - 12 months of work experience within the last 5 years is required. Consequently, academic qualifications/diploma is not required.
● To sum up, you don’t need any qualifications to be accepted at the university or college. You just need to pass English Test - Duolingo.

English language requirements

● All applicants must pass Duolingo English Test. You don’t need to pay for English Test - we provide you with a free voucher.
● All applicants must score an overall of 105 points on the Duolingo English Test to be accepted.
● All applicants cannot achieve lower scores per each component as per the below table.

Duolingo Minimum Required Score
Overall Band 105
Comprehension 105
Literacy 95
Conversation 85
Production 75

● Assignments
● Essays
● Presentations
● Case studies
● Portfolios of work

Funding for your studies

All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

Tuition Fee Loans

Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

Maintenance Loans

To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. T his loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit for additional details.

Maintenance Loan is NOT eligible for studying ONLINE.

Maintenance Grants

Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

General info

Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:

- Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
- Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs.
- £9706 per year in you live outside the London
- £13000 if you live in London
The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

More information can be found on the government website:

Enrolling for July & September 2023

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