Foundation in Psychological and Social Inquiry (DD820)
This module is not available for standalone study. 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 a prior academic grounding in psychology or the social sciences. This is because your postgraduate studies will assume you are familiar 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 substantial psychological or social scientific content, we would strongly advise you to consider studying at least one Open University Level 3 psychology or social sciences module before you embark on postgraduate study. Before you start your postgraduate studies it is expected that you will have the ability to: write accurately, clearly and concisely; read large quantities of text quickly, accurately and critically; marshal evidence to support a logical argument. All our postgraduate modules are taught in English, so your spoken and written English must be of an appropriate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your 1st language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the 4 components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details. If you are unsure whether your skill level in English is adequate you may find it helpful to look at our Skills for OU Study site.
2 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), 1 Interactive computer-marked assignment (CMA), end-of-module assessment. Students must use the online eTMA system to submit their tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).
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|Credits from The Open University||Distance learning||October 2016||-||6 months|
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