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Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies (Q48)

Our society is fascinated by crime and punishment. This degree will help you understand the issues behind the headlines.

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15)

You'll gain a good grounding in a broad range of mathematical, statistical and computational skills as well as an understanding of economic theory and issues.

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies (Q19)

Integrating science, technology and social sciences, this degree will help you get to the heart of environmental issues.

BA (Honours) International Studies (Q11)

This degree will enable you to analyse contemporary international issues; grasp key political, economic, environmental and cultural aspects of the international order; and understand international institutions, politics and policy.

BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies (Q43)

Explore concepts, theories, methods and debates in philosophy and psychology, relevant to a broad range of careers, including advertising and marketing, social services, administration and management.

BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Q45)

An internationally recognised combination of subjects, providinge you with skills and understanding particularly relevant to many areas of public service, including civil and diplomatic services and local government.

BSc (Honours) Psychology (Q07)

Gain fascinating insights into the workings of the mind along with skills valued across a broad range of careers from this professionally accredited degree.

BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology (Q57)

Prepare for a career in welfare, government, public health or criminal justice agencies with this degree which examines the historical and contemporary development of social policy and criminology.

BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Q69)

Develop a rich synthesis of knowledge and skills drawn from the breadth of social sciences subjects: criminology; economics; geography; politics; psychology; sociology; and social policy.

Certificate of Higher Education

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (T06)

The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences provides a compelling introduction to social science approaches, and a springboard to further study.

Diplomas of Higher Education

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences (W40)

This diploma course explores a range of subjects in the social sciences: sociology, psychology, social policy, criminology, economics, geography and politics.

Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychological Studies (W39)

This diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies explores a range of fascinating issues to do with crime, criminal justice and psychology – including antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation.

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services (W10)

This diploma is a nationally recognised qualification, designed in collaboration with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to be directly relevant to your work and career progression. It is particularly suitable if you're already working within the financial sector or looking to take up a career in this area.

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology (W38)

This diploma explores the debates that lie behind these key questions. You'll examine contemporary controversies about how to deal with the apparent rise in crime and disorder at a time of recession, rising unemployment and deepening public sector austerity; and investigate issues of crime and social policy in local, national and international contexts.

Diplomas

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (W09)

This diploma course will prepare you to become a professional counsellor, equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.

Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degree in Counselling (X09)

This qualification will prepare you to become a professional counsellor, equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.

Foundation Degree in Financial Services (X10)

This foundation degree will give you the knowledge, competencies and business skills to develop and progress a career in the financial services industry.

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