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BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year

Course Overview

Are you interested in building a career in the criminology or law sectors, but need a little extra groundwork and support? With our degree in criminology and law with foundation year, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed at degree-level study. After completing your foundation year, you’ll progress to undergraduate study, building and developing your skills throughout the remainder of your course – from the psychological and social aspects of criminology, to legal studies. Your foundation year will help you develop key academic, IT, and research skills, and will give you the confidence to successfully complete your criminology and law programme. As well as brushing up your academic skills and gaining a detailed, in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, this course will enable you to examine elements of the legal system and analyse their connection with criminal behaviour. So, if you’re interested in how crime and law relate to both individuals and wider society, this is the course you’ve been looking for. But it’s not just about the theory. As with all our courses, our criminology and law degree is strongly focused on the skills you need to build your career. It’s been developed by industry professionals who are leaders in their field, with an emphasis on applied learning, meaning you’ll gain a range of transferable skills long before you graduate.


Our criminology and law degree with foundation year course is designed to refresh and enhance your academic skills, while introducing you to these two fascinating areas of social science. The modules of this course have been designed to help you gain a solid understanding of crime’s complex relationship with social policy, by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics. You’ll also learn about the social, psychological, and political effect that crime has on the world. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to study a degree, no matter your academic background. That’s why we offer this computing business degree with an integrated foundation year. The foundation year has been designed to provide you with the toolkit you need to succeed on an undergraduate degree course, as well as in the workplace and beyond it.
Foundation Year
  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
Year 1
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime and Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Ethics
Year 2
  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Policing & Police Powers
  • Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
Year 3
  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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