BA (Hons) Criminology with Cybercrime with Foundation Year Arden University
This course combines a foundation year followed by a full undergraduate qualification. During your first year, you’ll gain the background needed to succeed at university, reviewing topics such as mathematics, IT, research, and academic study skills. You’ll then learn the ins and outs of contemporary criminology with a specialised focus on cybercrime, preparing you for a rewarding career in a thriving sector.
The increasing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in the UK has resulted in a growing skills gap in the sector. This course has been designed with a clear applied, digital-first, and modern focus to help you gain the cutting-edge skills needed to fill these industry gaps. It covers all the essentials of criminology with a focus on cybercrime and security across the UK and globally, ensuring the skills you gain are applicable worldwide. You’ll graduate from the course prepared for a potential career in policing, probation, fraud prevention, counter-terrorism, cybercrime prevention, digital forensics, and more.
The course is led by practitioners and lecturers with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. That means your learning material will cover all the latest developments in criminology and cybercrime, ensuring you graduate with employability skills that meet the current and future demands of this rapidly growing sector. You’ll also have the chance to hear from guest speakers such as cybersecurity experts and reformed ex-offenders, helping you gain real-world insight and start developing industry links even before you graduate.
This course shares the same level 4 modules as our BA (Hons) Criminology. After completing level 4 of your course, you’ll have the option to switch over to this pathway if it better suits your interests and career goals.
In line with most other criminology courses offered by UK universities, this course is not accredited by a professional body. The course stands out in that the topics you’ll study have a global focus that you can apply to careers both in your home country and abroad.
Course Modules (20 credits each)
Foundation year modules
- 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
- Becoming a Criminologist
- A History of Crime and Punishment
- Crime, Media, and Culture
- Cybercrime: The Essentials
- Policing Priorities
- Working within the Criminal Justice System
- Researching the Field
- Youth Crime and Justice
- Defending the Realm
- Crimes of the Powerful
- Cyber Espionage and Cyber Warfare
- Organised Transnational Cybercrime
- Professional Practice: A Case Study
- Digital Forensics
- Terrorism Online: Radicalisation and Propaganda
- Responding to Global Cyber Emergencies
- Research Project (40 credits)
This degree in criminology will provide you with real insight into today’s evolving criminology field and practical skills you can apply to a range of exciting opportunities once you graduate. As well as the possibility of continuing on to further study at the master’s level, your degree will open doors in areas such as:
- Fraud prevention
- Cybercrime prevention
- Digital forensics
- Criminal justice system (police, prison, or probation)
- Criminal investigative services
- Government, social, or community services
- Work with the voluntary sector or charities
- NGOs (non-governmental organisations)
- Work with the home office or in education
This course is ideal for anyone interested in gaining the transferable criminology and cybercrime skills needed to break into one of today’s most rapidly growing sectors. It’s the perfect choice if you’ve been out of education for some time, don’t meet the standard entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, or just want to build your academic skills and confidence ahead of your studies.
Scholarships and Funding
Students joining Arden University from a wide range of selected regions are eligible to receive a discount on their fees, subject to a short application process.
This regional offer provides you with a fantastic opportunity to complete the degree you’ve always wanted at your own convenience and without breaking the bank, potentially saving you 25% on undergraduate courses and 40% on postgraduate degree programmes.
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