BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology


Program Description

Here you get the chance to study two fascinating fields in the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.

You will look into such topics as the effects of social diversity and inequality on crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and develop knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being. You will get involved in the debate, learn to work independently, demonstrate critical analysis skills and learn how to formulate and evaluate research and data – all skills that will be of huge value in the world of work.

Course Overview

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology programme will provide the skills and knowledge needed to take your next professional step in your career. This course will help develop your understanding of the social and psychological factors that contribute to criminality, and concepts aimed at tackling them.

Arden’s online study mode allows you to develop your psychology and criminology knowledge around your existing commitments. This programme will equip you with a sound understanding of the relationship between these two exciting fields, and help take you closer to your career goals.

This programme has a strong focus on employability, practical skills, and career success and has been developed to help you understand crime from a psychological perspective, for a career in a wide range of sectors.

Career Fast-Track: Free Master's

At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career Promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course. 

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice, and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.  The only requirement is that you meet the entry standards for your chosen master’s course, and enrol within two years of completing your bachelor’s degree.

Course Modules

Level 4

Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Crime & Society
Criminal Justice System
Key Studies in Psychology

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

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To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
If you have work experience

We positively encourage applications from those able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your personal statement, along with your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journ ... Read More

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journey into higher education, Arden has the tools and the passion to help provide you with a truly engaging and beneficial learning experience. Read less