Key features of the Criminology and Psychological Studies (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies (Honours) course at The Open University UK
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
Skills for career developmentYou’ll be introduced to skills that will enable you to critically analyse everyday understandings of crime and the criminal justice system. You will also develop the skills needed to critically analyse aspects of human behaviour, and some of the principles of forensic psychology and counselling. Alongside these you will build on a wide range of transferable general skills which may further help your work or career prospects, including:
This degree is relevant to a wide range of career paths, some of which are listed below. Some relate directly to criminology and psychology, others draw upon the graduate skills that you’ll acquire. Successful graduates may also progress to specialist masters courses. This degree does not provide direct entry to the career fields listed, but it may ease access and increase your employability in relation to them, and it enhances prospects for progression once you are qualified to enter them. Successful completion does not make you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) conferred by the British Psychological Society.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part time – 6 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years
At Stage 1 you will study a wide range of social science issues and topics including the theme of justice in relation to immigration and criminalisation, and how psychologists investigate thinking and behaviour, including topics such as why people harm others, and how ‘false’ memories occur.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
This qualification begins with the module Investigating the social world which builds a solid foundation for further study. Although it’s an introductory module, to get the best from it you’ll need some basic study skills at higher education level.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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