• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, but you aren’t sure if you qualify for university, then the Foundation Year portion of this Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University Online is designed to transition you into your University experience.
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This BA Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University Online includes an integrated Foundation Year which gives you an introduction to relevant skills and knowledge to pursue your higher education goals. 

As part of the School of Law and Social Sciences, you will study two well-established social science fields and increase your understanding of the social values and behaviours.


The Criminology portion focuses on criminal behaviours and social orders in particular, while the Psychology portion gives you the bigger picture and focuses on human behaviours in general. This course gives students a wide range of transferrable and practical skills that will aid in both law-related and other careers or further studies. 

This foundation year option at Arden University is a great option for those who may have had a gap since they last studied, or don’t feel they made the grade in previous academic studies. 

With Arden's fully online Distance Learning programme, which gives you the flexibility of studying whenever and wherever you choose, you'll be taking the next step in your career in no time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 to 12 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure


Foundation Year 

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
Year 2
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Key Studies in Psychology
Year 3
  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Policing & Police Powers
Year 4
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Research Planning & Project
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Candidates for our online Criminology and Psychology 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).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14150 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • £13,500 (UK & EU)
  • £14,150 (International)


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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