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Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA) Level 5

Psychology & Crime HE Bedford


Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA) (Full time)

This course covers the study of psychology, criminology and law, with a specific focus on aspects of psychology relevant to understanding people’s behaviour in groups, and the development of an individual through childhood, adolescence and maturity. A part-time route consisting of studying two units per year is also available in some circumstances. Please apply for the course stating part time on your application and we will contact you to discuss the part time option.

Course information

Entry requirements

• 32-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent).

• English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent.

• Maths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable.

We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course.

You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to psychology and crime (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you with this.

Course content

During this course you will study a range of units including: foundation to psychology; comparative youth justice; work-based learning; study skills and social research; social and lifespan development; professional research and development in psychology; crime and social control.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through written assignments, exams, presentations, reflective diaries and a work-based
learning qualification.

Further study and career options

Following successful completion of your Foundation Degree, you will be able to progress (top-up) to the third year of an Honours degree course to achieve a Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BA (Hons) – there are also other top-up options available.

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Thu
Time(s): 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fees: £6,165.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.