Psychology and Criminal Behaviour FD

This course responds to a major concern of any society: criminal behaviour. It looks at how resources are employed in detecting, preventing and understanding criminal behaviour and in prosecuting criminals and detaining them. It also investigates the psychology and motivations at work behind criminal behaviour.

The curriculum of this course highlights both general psychology as well as aspects of psychology that are relevant to understanding an individual's development from childhood through to adolescence and maturity. You will also explore the theory supporting and predicting behaviour in groups. Alongside your enhanced subject knowledge, you will acquire improved study skills, teamwork skills and time management. There will be a Personal Development Planning component to this group, during which you will reflect on your own performance and learning.

This Foundation Degree allows participants to maintain employment while they study. Following the Foundation Degree, you will be able to progress directly onto the BA Hons Psychological Studies programme, or seek professional employment in relevant fields such as police and community work.

FD Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration
LC38 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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