BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year

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Program Description

Course Overview

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.

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).

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