Taking a case-based approach where you examine real life criminal cases you’ll learn about a broad range of topics relevant to forensic psychology.
You’ll develop your critical analytical skills and your understanding of the principles driving different research methods. By completing this qualification you’ll be able to source, select and review forensic psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, assess its validity and clearly communicate your findings to a range of audiences.
Key features of the Forensic Psychological Studies programme from The Open University
– Provides professional development for careers where research literacy, analytic and communication skills are valued
– Experienced tutors and bespoke teaching materials provide an exploration of engaging topic areas and research
– Relevant for existing professionals or those with an interest in all areas of the UK criminal justice system and civil or social services.
By studying forensic psychological studies at postgraduate level, you will develop skills relevant to a broad range of careers, including all areas of the criminal justice system such as the police, crown prosecution and probation services, youth offending teams, various areas of social work, as well as the civil service or third sector.
The skills developed will be recognised by employers in all fields who value people who can complete a complex project independently, communicate clearly and effectively to diverse audiences, analyse and evaluate complex information, and are capable of independently seeking out and selecting research evidence relevant to real-life issues.
This course is eligible for the UK Study Online Scholarship draw
One of the only UK scholarships 100% dedicated to online study. £1,000 support for tuition fees for UK & International Students
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