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Criminology and Sociology (W80) Diploma of Higher Education

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    2 - 4 Years

Course summary

This diploma offers you the chance to study topical and at times controversial, criminological and sociological subject matter. As you’re investigating questions of crime, criminalisation and social harm, you’ll look at society’s responses to these questions to determine if they are appropriate and adequate. You’ll explore how social worlds are made and how we are shaped by the societies in which we live. You'll also consider the impact of digital technology on individuals and society, power and inequality and, people and things, drawing on your own experience of the interactions you have with technology in your daily life.**Key features of the course**- Explore topical issues about contemporary social life and about crime, harm and criminal justice- Learn to evaluate evidence critically and understand criminological and sociological problems better- Examine the role of both theory and research in shaping knowledge about crime, justice and the wider social world- Explore criminological and sociological topics of your own interest in depth in the final year

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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