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.
The course aims to provide you with an overview of the principles, methods and findings in psychology, and enhance your knowledge and skills through reflection and critical enquiry. You will develop the ability to identify appropriate resources for your investigations, analyse different sources of information, and to critically evaluate the reliability of the information found and the conclusions drawn.
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.
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