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Bedford College Group

Psychology and Crime - Bedford

UCAS Code: C990

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This Foundation Degree provides vocational and practical perspectives on the application of both general and criminal psychology to the understanding of human behaviour, offending and society's response to offenders.

With strong links and a good partnership with colleagues at The University of Bedfordshire, we are able to utilise shared working opportunities that will benefit your learning. Study hubs are available at both centres offering an extended study facility, which is accessible online and in person to meet your individual requirements.

In order to enhance your knowledge of the different career options available to you there will be a number of guest speakers from different organisations which have experience within the Criminal Justice System or are involved in psychological research or work.

You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve either a BA degree in either Criminology, Psychological Studies or Psychology and Criminal Behaviour.
If you want to pursue a career as a psychologist and work towards British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status, you can join the second year of BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire on completion of your Foundation Degree. Alternatively, you are able to go onto a BPS conversion course, after completing your top up year.

Modules

During the course you will cover the following units: Crime and Social Control; Criminal Justice and Law; Foundations of Psychology; Lifespan Devlopment; Professional Development and Research in Psychology; Psychology and Crime Work-Based Learning; Social Processes; Social Research.

Assessment methods

Throughout your course you will encounter a wide variety of assessment types that are designed to suit the diversity of individual learning styles. Whilst you will be expected to sit some examinations, the overall assessment method strongly favours different forms of coursework.

Tuition fees

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£6,000
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Northern Ireland
£6,000
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Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course locations:

Main Site of Bedford College

Tresham College - Kettering Campus

Department:

Care, Health Care and Social Care

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