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Social Sciences (Criminology) (R23-CRIM) BA (Hons)

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

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  • Duration

    3 - 6 Years

Course summary

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in the knowledge and ideas that are central to the social sciences. For the other half, you’ll learn how criminology helps us make sense of a range of issues related to crime, social conflict, criminal justice and criminalisation. On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply criminological and social theories, analyse a variety of evidence including statistical data, present arguments, write clearly and conduct your own research – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.**Key features of the course**- Specialise in criminology within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree.- Explore real world problems focusing on cutting edge, topical and often controversial criminological and social issues.- Gain a degree directly relevant to careers within the criminal justice system and other organisations concerned with crime and social justice.- Enhance your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences.

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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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