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  • 48 months
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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 Criminology and Law with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University is designed to transition you into your University experience.
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Overview

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.

Education

With Criminology and Law with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      4 to 12 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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 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).

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

    4384 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4384 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 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.

£4,500/year (UK & EU), £4,384/year (International)

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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