Are you interested in learning more about the law or criminology? Leading directly into Solentâs law or criminology courses, this foundation year programme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress on to a related full undergraduate degree.
Solent Universityâs Law and Criminology Foundation Year is a direct entry point to one of our law or criminology undergraduate degree programmes.
Ideal for those who do not have traditional academic qualifications, or who have spent some time away from formal education, the foundation year will prepare students for a return to academic study. Students are given comprehensive support and guidance with an ongoing assessment programme to establish effective learning.
Working in small groups, students will learn the fundamental aspects of law and criminology, developing a range of valuable skills including analysis, research, problem solving, and written and oral expression. Students are also able to select business subject options.
Learning is aided by discussions involving different views and perspectives and students also have access to our specialist moot courtroom for mock trials. Our well-stocked, modern library, and online facilities provide many opportunities to develop knowledge through self-directed study.
Successful completion of the Law and Criminology foundation year will provIde a pathway to the Criminoloyg and Psychology degree with placement.
This varied course gives you the opportunity to focus on both of these overlapping disciplines, combining a broad understanding of psychological principles with insights drawn from a study of criminology and the institutions of criminal justice.
Psychological and criminological study at Solent starts with our programme of lectures and guest speakers. Past students have benefitted from talks delivered by criminal justice professionals and psychology practitioners, giving detailed insight into the industry and the careers it offers. Previous speakers include Martin Fisher, consultant forensic psychologist with NOMS, and Adam Murton, forensic psychologist.
This programme also encourages students to develop a range of interpersonal and verbal communication skills through presentations, role-plays, debates, interviews with participants and group work. You will also develop your written communication skills through your research reports.
The course team themselves have a wide range of professional expertise and experience. This has helped past students to secure work placements with relevant external organisations.
Think you might like to learn more about criminology and its roots in psychological theory? With an understanding of the social, psychological and economic factors that contribute to criminal behaviour, graduates will be well positioned to pursue further study in the area or apply for relevant graduate positions.
Following your foundation year, you will study: Year one: CORE UNITS *Foundations of Psychology *Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1 *Criminal Processes and Responsibility *Psychological Investigations *Psychological Inquiry *Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: CORE UNITS *Social Psychology in Action *Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society *Biological Psychology *Exploring Human Development *Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2 *Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Investigation. Year three: CORE UNITS *Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation *Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice *Psychology of Crime. OPTIONS *Leadership and Management in Investigation and Policing *Terrorism and Political Violence. For a complete list of units, please visit the website.
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