Are you interested in learning more about the law or criminology? Leading directly into Solent’s 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 University’s 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. Sucessful completion of the Law and Criminology foundation Year will provide a pathway to the Criminal Investigation with Psychology degreee. 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. The course team themselves have had extensive experience of the criminal justice system and psychological practice, providing students with personal insights gained through first-hand experience. The ties they have with the professional world have also helped past students obtain work experience including volunteer placements, temporary paid work, work shadowing weeks and internships. Past placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office, Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions, Tempforce, and the prison service, as well as positions with criminal justice support services such as youth offender panels. Can you see yourself working at the point where criminal investigation meets psychological study? With a range of industry-standard facilities, close links with local employers and an experienced course team, Southampton Solent University’s criminal investigation and psychology programme could be the ideal next step towards your dream career.