- Professional speakers and seminars
- Guaranteed Degree top up
- Option to complete a BSc
- Work experience opportunities.
Who Is This Course For?
Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you like to understand why people behave in different ways and what leads some people into crime? Then this course is for you and will set you up for a variety of rewarding careers in social services, the police, criminal justice, human resources and education to name a few.
What Does This Course Cover?
This course covers a general introduction to psychology and criminal behaviour. Areas include:-
- The study of behaviour in groups and the development of the individual through childhood, adolescence and maturity
- General topics include conformity, response to authority, aggression and the diversity of human beings
- Research methods, e.g. experiments, observation studies and surveys
- Criminal behaviour includes theories of crime, case studies and the justice system
- A work placement unit.
You will also experience personal development planning where you will reflect on your own performance and learning throughout the course. This will include the development of study skills, working in groups, time management and what it means to study at Higher Education level. An important part of your personal development will be the work placements, one in year 1 and one in year 2. We are developing a wide range of opportunities for work placement to meet the interests of individual students where possible.
Are There Any Entry Requirements?
UCAS Tariff Score 120 points, with at least one C at A level and the remaining points attained at level 3 standard. An Access qualification. Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate or BTEC National Diploma.
We are also keen to talk to people who have a genuine interest in this subject and would be happy to discuss your experience in the absence of normal qualifications. This would normally apply to mature students. Students who do not have an English qualification may be asked to attend an interview and to produce a piece of written work.
How Will My Progress Be Monitored?
Most modules have two assessments from a range of methods. These involve essays, presentations, exams, practical research with a written report and portfolios. Portfolios are an important element of work placement and the Personal Development unit.
You will be provided with an assessment schedule with hand-in dates at the start of the year along with your unit handbooks.
What Will This Course Cost Me?
The Foundation Degree course will cost £6000 each year. The course is two years in duration so the total cost of the course is £12000.
What Can I Do After This Course?
The Foundation Degree will be of benefit to anyone working or wanting to work in areas such as:
- Social work
- The judiciary
You can however, continue into a third year at the University of Bedfordshire on the BA Psychological Studies, the BA Psychology and Criminal Behaviour or BA Criminology programmes. This progression will provide an Honours Degree.
It will not, however lead to GBR (Graduate Basis of Registration) status issued by the British Psychological Society, which is necessary to become a professional Psychologist, e.g. educational or clinical. If this becomes your aim, then you would need to take further units after your Honours Degree, or progress to the second year and then the third year at the University of Bedfordshire making a total of 4 years.
An Honours Degree can take you into a wide range of occupations, including the above, plus human resources training and other roles in industry.
This course is validated by The University of Bedfordshire.
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Last updated February 2, 2016