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Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Psychological Inquiry


Open University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Part time See Course PgCert 1 year distance learning

About the course

If you're working in a context which makes considerable use of social or psychological research or are fascinated by social research, this certificate will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appraise research and communicate your assessment to academic and non-academic audiences. 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 course

  • 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

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Entry 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).


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