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BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
36 - 72 months
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Delivered 100% online and studying two complementary fields of social science, this degree focuses on the psychology of human behaviour and criminality.
With learning time divided equally between both subjects, this bachelor’s programme considers various psychological explanations for human behaviour. It also looks at the ways crime can impact on modern society. Psychology examines social values and the influences on psychological well-being, while criminology explores methods of controlling and preventing crime through policing and the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology will possess career-ready skills in:

  • The technological developments associated with cybercrime
  • The psychological bearing of crime on society
  • Methods of policing and police powers
  • Psychological similarities and differences between Eastern and Western cultures
  • Understanding of landmark studies in psychology and how it has evolved
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning portal called ilearn. Available on desktop or mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals and e-books
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent for students whose prior learning was not taught in English

    Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • The BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology syllabus is divided equally between criminology and psychology. Initially, you will develop the skills necessary for interdisciplinary study to better understand the relationships between crime and society. It includes foundation learning on the criminal justice system and introductions to biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology. The course then moves onto practical applications including policing and police powers. It also covers how social identities and beliefs can influence the way people think and behave in different situations.

    The final part of this bachelor’s examines the historical development of the youth justice system, the rise of cybercrime, modern theories on developmental psychology, and how psychological research is conducted. The concluding module is in preparation of an assessment in which you will have the chance to specialise in an area of the programme that most interests you. Tutor support will be provided, giving you the best opportunity to showcase your understanding of your specialised area to potential future employers.

    To explore the syllabus in more depth, follow this link.

  • If you'd like to apply, please click on the link below. Your application should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Please try and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you've submitted your application, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

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— Detloff Rump, LLB, Arden University
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