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    Hi all,

    I'm currently studying HND business at college but I am looking at the possibly of studying the criminology and psychological studies course at the open university also. Personally I will say I've found my HND workload to be much less than I thought it would be but I have no idea about the OU. Could anyone who has done a course with them give me an honest idea of the time and effort that it would require for a 60 credit course. I got an A in Scottish highers for psychology and have a really good base knowledge for this course (i think). Thanks a bunch.

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    (Original post by abbeymacf)
    give me an honest idea of the time and effort that it would require for a 60 credit course.
    It varies by course and by how well you know the subject matter. I put in about 25 hours a week doing a 60 credit course last academic year. This year I am doing 2 x 30 concurrently (which should be twice the workload as they are both half-year so both should be just as intense as the 60 credit course was) in about 15 hours a week.
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