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Okay so I'm thinking of doing an open university degree in maybe health sciences and forensic psychology and I'm just wondering how you go about joint degrees. Will you do the same modules and the same amount of credit for both of the degrees as if you were to get double the work or would you do half the amount of credits on each course? Quite confused about it. I really hope this question made sense
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(Original post by louise672287)
Okay so I'm thinking of doing an open university degree in maybe health sciences and forensic psychology and I'm just wondering how you go about joint degrees. Will you do the same modules and the same amount of credit for both of the degrees as if you were to get double the work or would you do half the amount of credits on each course? Quite confused about it. I really hope this question made sense
The OU has a certain number of 'named' degrees (e.g. BA English, BA History, BSc Psychology, BSc Health Sciences etc) - if you want to study two subjects that are not available in a 'named' combination, such as Forensic Psychology and Health Sciences, then you would need to do the BA/BSc Open degree. The Open degree allows you to take modules in any subject, so you can construct your own joint degree by taking 60 credits from each subject at each stage:

E.g, you could do:

Stage 1:
Science and health: an evidence-based approach (SDK100)
Investigating psychology 1 (DE100)

Stage 2:
Human biology (SK299)
Practical science: biology and health (SXHL288)
Investigating psychology 2 (DE200)

Stage 3:
Infectious disease and public health (SK320)
Researching biology and health science (SXL390)
Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy (DD310)

The modules are the same no mater which degree you are registered on, same amount of work, same number of credits, you would just do less health science/psychology modules than the people registered on a single-subject degree.
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The OU has a certain number of 'named' degrees (e.g. BA English, BA History, BSc Psychology, BSc Health Sciences etc) - if you want to study two subjects that are not available in a 'named' combination, such as Forensic Psychology and Health Sciences, then you would need to do the BA/BSc Open degree. The Open degree allows you to take modules in any subject, so you can construct your own joint degree by taking 60 credits from each subject at each stage:

E.g, you could do:

Stage 1:
Science and health: an evidence-based approach (SDK100)
Investigating psychology 1 (DE100)

Stage 2:
Human biology (SK299)
Practical science: biology and health (SXHL288)
Investigating psychology 2 (DE200)

Stage 3:
Infectious disease and public health (SK320)
Researching biology and health science (SXL390)
Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy (DD310)

The modules are the same no mater which degree you are registered on, same amount of work, same number of credits, you would just do less health science/psychology modules than the people registered on a single-subject degree.
Woah I was not expecting such a good answer, thank you! That was so useful
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