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Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801) Credits from The Open University

Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

If you work in a context which makes considerable use of social or psychological research or are fascinated by social research then this module, taught entirely online, equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appraise research and communicate your assessment to academic and non-academic audiences. Combining topics from criminology and psychology, it adds value to your career by providing professional development in research literacy, managing research and conceiving of new studies. Upon completion of this module you will have the professional research appraisal skills needed to support your continuing postgraduate studies in psychology, forensic psychology or crime and justice.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


9 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a recognised UK honours degree (2:2) or its equivalent. Although the honours degree can be in any subject, you are unlikely to be prepared for this module if you have not had some experience of psychological or social scientific study. The module will sometimes assume a familiarity with psychological or social scientific language and concepts, and the characteristic ways in which psychologists and social scientists construct arguments and handle evidence. In consequence, if you do not have an honours degree that includes some psychological or social scientific content, we would recommend you complete the pre-registration diagnostic and if necessary consider'studying at least one OU level 3 psychology or social sciences module before you embark on postgraduate study.