You'll consider criminal acts and human motivations, and then look beyond them to examine the social conditions in which crime occurs, the exercise of power in response to crimes, the nature of conflicts when people interact (individually, in groups and as nations) and how and why societies determine what they will and won’t tolerate.
Key features of the Criminology and Psychology (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Helps you understand how criminology helps makes sense of crime, harm, conflict, victimisation, criminal justice and criminalisation
- Develops your understanding of how psychology explains human interaction and conflict and how this helps interpret crime, criminalisation and victimisation
- Builds advanced critical, analytical and communication skills, and takes an original approach to teaching criminology and psychology.
- Enhances your employability in vocational areas, such as the criminal justice system and various social services.
Skills for career development
You’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:
- identifying and understanding data and information
- analysing and assessing evidence
- applying your learning to practical problems and issues
- working independently
- reflecting on your own learning
- developing strategies to update your knowledge
- communicating and presenting coherent arguments.
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.
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- Investigating psychology
- Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
- Understanding criminology
- Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy
- Crime and justice
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Criminal Law 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.
- Proficiency in the English language.
- Access to a computer with broadband internet access, which will be vital for online learning
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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.