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Criminology and Psychology help make sense of crime, criminalisation, criminals and victims. Studying this Criminology and Psychology (Honours) qualification at The Open University UK provides you with a critical understanding of both subjects. You'll be able to question and develop your own beliefs and understandings about crime and harm.

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Overview

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.

Career relevance

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigating psychology
  • Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary 
  • Understanding criminology 
  • Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy 
  • Crime and justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.

Funding

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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