Criminology and Psychology (Q98) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Criminology and Psychology (Q98)

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Course summary

Criminology and psychology help make sense of crime, criminalisation, criminals and victims. Studying this qualification 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. You'll consider criminal acts and human motivations, and then look beyond them to examine the social conditions in which crime occurs. You'll relate this to the exercise of power in response to crimes, the nature of conflicts when people interact (individually, in groups or as nations) and how and why societies determine what they will and won’t tolerate. Key features of the course

  • Helps you understand how criminology makes sense of crime, harm, conflict, victimisation, criminal justice and criminalisation.
  • Shows 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.


This degree has three stages. At Stage 1 you’ll study two introductory modules – one with a focus on the social sciences and one on psychology. Next, at Stage 2, you’ll take a more focused look at criminology and psychology. Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll draw your studies together through an applied approach to counselling and forensic psychology and an investigation of crime, harm and the state.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Criminology and Psychology (Q98) at Open University - UCAS