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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Social and Psychological Inquiry

The Open University UK

12 months
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3410 GBP/year
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If you're working in a context which makes considerable use of social or psychological research or are fascinated by social research, this Social and Psychological Inquiry certificate at The Open University UK will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appraise research and communicate your assessment to academic and non-academic audiences.

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Overview

Drawing together topics from criminology and psychology, it supports future study and adds value to your career by providing professional development in research literacy, managing research and conceiving of new studies.

Key features of the  Social and Psychological Inquiry certificate at The Open University UK

  • Focuses on critical appraisal of research and constructing new questions
  • Applies focus relating social and psychological research to everyday and professional contexts 
  • Provides the opportunity to develop a case study relevant to your work environment or interests 
  • Develops your communication skills to academic and non-academic audiences, offline and online. 

Career relevance

Completing the qualification will enable students to manage social and psychological evidence. In particular students will able to independently source, select and review social and psychological research, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, assess its validity and persuasively clearly communicate their findings to academic and non-academic audiences. The postgraduate certificate will be of direct interest to existing professionals who wish to advance their careers or those wishing a career in all areas of public policy, social justice, management, advertising and marketing. It provides professional development for all those working in professions that value research literacy, analytic and communication skills.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a UK honours degree (2:2 at least) or equivalent to study for this qualification. All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study and for contributing to online discussions by text and voice. 
  • If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you make sure you can achieve a score of at least seven in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). To assess your English Language skills in relation to your proposed studies, you can visit the IELTS website. Although experience of distance education may be an advantage, it is not essential. 

Tuition Fee

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    3410 GBP/year
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Funding

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