Criminology and Law (Dip HE)

The Open University the United Kingdom

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The award
Dip HE

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Criminology and Law at The Open University

If you're fascinated by the legal system, understanding how and why crime occurs, and would like to develop skills and knowledge relevant to a range of related careers, this diploma is for you. You'll explore issues such as antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation. In this diploma, you'll also take a critical and analytical view of the role and functions of the legal system, and examine its relationship with criminal behaviour.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

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; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDip HEHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

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