In this Criminology and Law (Honours) from The Open University UK you’ll explore issues such as the role and place of law in modern society, processes of criminalisation, violence, anti-social behaviour, and inequality, as well as global threats from cyber-crime, terrorism and human rights violations, and their implications for justice.
You'll gain the ability to critically assess everyday understandings of crime and criminal justice, the social, political, economic, historical and ethical dimensions of law, and gain knowledge of the key institutions which make up criminal justice and legal systems.
Key features of the course
- Get to grips with the complex issues behind today’s crime, law and justice headlines
- Understand, interpret and apply concepts about crime and law to 'real world' problems
- Learn the 'tools of the trade' for criminology and law
- Have an opportunity to gain practical experience by providing members of the public with legal advice in a virtual law clinic.
Skills for career development
As well as the specific knowledge gained from studying this OU degree, you'll develop many transferable and work-related skills that are highly valued by employers. These include: analytical and problem-solving skills; IT skills; search, retrieval and interpretative skills; self-reflection skills; responding to feedback skills, and personal and career development skills.
You will also develop subject-specific skills, such as critically scrutinising and reassessing everyday understandings of crime, law and criminal justice, as well as in-depth knowledge of key concepts in law and criminology, and the key institutions which make up criminal justice and legal systems.
You will study two of the foundation subjects for an English Qualifying Law Degree, and develop legal research skills as well as skills of comprehension, analysis and presentation. Independently plan, study and manage a sequence of work to an agreed timetable which includes the meeting of deadlines.
This degree opens up a diverse range of career paths, including:
- advice work
- community development
- the crown prosecution service
- housing services
- human resources
- local and central government
- mental health support and drug rehabilitation
- the police, prison and probation services
- refugee and victim support
- social research and policy analysis
- social and youth work.
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- Public law and criminal law
- Understanding criminology
- Crime, harm and the state
- European Union law
- Law, society and culture
- Exploring legal boundaries
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Legal Studies Criminology View 40 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.