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Honours degrees

Honours degrees

  • Also known as an undergraduate or bachelors degree.
  • Internationally respected, universally understood.
  • An essential requirement for many high-level jobs.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of your subject – and the tools to investigate, think critically, form reasoned arguments, solve problems and communicate effectively in new contexts.
  • Progress to higher level study, such as a postgraduate diploma or masters degree.

  1. BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
  2. BA (Honours) Criminology
  3. BA (Honours) Criminology and Law
  4. BA (Honours) Criminology and Psychology
  5. BA (Honours) Economics
  6. BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
  7. BA (Honours) History and Politics
  8. BA (Honours) International Studies
  9. BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies
  10. BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  11. BA (Honours) Social Sciences
  12. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Criminology)
  13. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Economics)
  14. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Geography)
  15. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Politics)
  16. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Psychology)
  17. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Religious Studies)
  18. BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Sociology)
  19. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree
  20. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (graduate entry)
  21. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB)
  22. BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
  23. BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject
  24. BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology
  25. BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences
  26. BSc (Honours) Forensic Psychology
  27. BSc (Honours) Geography and Environmental Science
  28. BSc (Honours) Psychology
  29. BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling
  30. BSc (Honours) Social Psychology

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Enhance your professional and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Equivalent to the first two thirds of an honours degree.
  • Use it to support your current role or progress your career.
  • Combine work-based learning with academic study – you need to be employed or volunteering in a relevant work setting.
  • Top up to an honours degree in just two years.

We offer most of our foundation degrees as diplomas of higher education for students living or working in Scotland.

  1. Foundation Degree in Counselling

Diplomas of Higher Education

Diplomas of Higher Education

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Equivalent to the first two thirds of an honours degree.
  • Enhance your professional and technical skills or extend your knowledge and understanding of a subject.
  • Study for interest or career development.
  • Top up to a full honours degree in just two years.

This type of course may be of particular interest if you’re living or working in Scotland.

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and Psychology
  3. Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
  4. Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology
  5. Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law
  6. Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychology
  7. Diploma of Higher Education in Economics
  8. Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Management and Technology
  9. Diploma of Higher Education in History and Politics
  10. Diploma of Higher Education in Philosophy and Psychological Studies
  11. Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
  12. Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences
  13. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

Certificates of Higher Education

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Equivalent to the first third of an honours degree.
  • Study for interest or career development.
  • Shows that you can study successfully at university level.
  • Count it towards further qualifications such as a foundation degree, DipHE or honours degree.

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families
  2. Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject
  3. Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and Psychology
  4. Certificate of Higher Education in Economics and Personal Finance
  5. Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice
  6. Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology
  7. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
  8. Certificate of Higher Education Open

Masters degrees

Masters degrees

  • Internationally respected, universally understood.
  • Enhance your career prospects and increase your salary potential.
  • Gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Compete in the UK jobs market and further afield.
  • Progression route to a research degree, for example, a PhD.

  1. MA in Childhood and Youth
  2. MA in Crime and Justice
  3. MA/MSc Open
  4. Master of Laws (LLM)
  5. MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies
  6. MSc in Psychology

Postgraduate diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas

  • The first step on the way to a masters degree.
  • A valuable qualification in its own right.
  • Ideal for professional and career development.
  • Enhance your academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Just two more years of part-time study to complete a masters degree.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

Postgraduate certificates

Postgraduate certificates

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Equivalent to two thirds of a masters degree.
  • Deepen your academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Boost your career or take it in a new direction.
  • Just one more year of part-time study to complete a masters degree.

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development
  3. Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management
  4. Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Psychological Inquiry

Undergraduate modules

Undergraduate modules

  • Self-contained unit of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Combine modules towards OU qualifications, or study individually for interest or professional development.
  • Credit in an appropriate subject is widely recognised by many other universities.
  • Level of difficulty graded as Access or OU level 1, 2 and 3 (equivalent to FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6, SCQF levels 7, 8, 9 and 10 respectively).