The BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year enables students to study two linked and well-established fields in social sciences. 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 instil a way of thinking and transferable skills which enable effective interdisciplinary analysis, synthesis and application of the two disciplines whether taken independently or together.
Are you interested in building a career in the criminology or law sectors, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? The Foundation Year portion of this programme is designed to transition you into your University experience.
Studying Criminology and Law together with an integrated Foundation Year at Arden University provides a fascinating approach to two complementary fields in the Social Sciences.
With our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Degree with an integrated Foundation Year you will be prepared to examine the foundations of legal study that underpin the relationship between crime, society and the law, focusing on the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology.
Delivered via our Distance Learning programme, this School of Law & Social Science degree is studied completely online with Arden, giving you the flexibility to complete your studies while continuing to work or around family life.
As well as gaining confidence in academic skills and a detailed and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, you will examine related elements of the legal system and critically analyse their connection with criminal behaviour in terms of the individual and wider society.
This is programme is delivered 100% online.
Developing Academic Skills
Using Numeracy, Data & IT
Research Skills & Using Information
Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
Crime & Law in Context
Psychology of Everyday Life
Effective Interdisciplinary Study
Crime & Society
Criminal Justice System
English Legal System
Law & Ethics
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
Law of Evidence
Research Planning & Project
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
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).