Open Learning

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Open Learning

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Our full range of part-time leisure classes open to all.

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Undergraduate degrees

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Our full range of two and three year degree programmes

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Postgraduate Taught

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Our undergraduate subject areas



The causes and consequences of crime

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Sociology (including BSc Sociology with Quantitative Methods)

Explain how society works

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Social Policy

Human well-being and welfare. What makes a 'good life'?

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Social Work

Become a qualified social worker

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Our postgraduate subject areas

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Initial Teacher Education (PGCE)

Inspiring a generation

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Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET)

HEA approved professional development for academics

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme

Increase understanding of mental illness

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Professional Doctorates (EdD and DChild)

Build upon professional expertise

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Educational Studies

Leadership, Inclusion, Special Needs and ASD

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Applied Behaviour Analysis

helping others to overcome barriers and acheive their potential.

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MSc Applied Social Studies

An overarching programme targeted at persons working in the caring professions

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MSc Youth Justice

Youth issues, youth offending and social and criminal justice responses to young people

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Children's Rights

Improving outcomes for children

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devise and teach effective English Language courses

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Masters in Social Science Research (MRes)


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Postgraduate Short Courses

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Study a module as a short course

We've made it easy to study for a masters module as a short course.

We'll store your results, just in case you want to work towards a qualification such as a PG Cert or a PG Dip and you can download a transcript at any time. If you complete only one module you will earn a Certificate of Attendance.

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"This course has had a significant impact upon my career and the whole development of Special Needs Education in the school in which I teach."
Rachelle McDermott
MEd Inclusion and Special Needs Education

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Open Days

See what makes Queen’s University exceptional

Soak up the atmosphere of our historic campus, tour our class-leading sporting facilities, learn about our huge variety of clubs and societies and most importantly, experience for yourself the world-class learning environment we provide.

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"Queen’s University has changed my life, my thinking and perspective not only towards academics but towards life as a whole. I will never be the same again."
Dr Cyprian Misinde, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Doctorate in Childhood Studies Graduate

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How to apply

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Queen's is in elite company

Our membership of the 24-strong Russell Group marks us out as an exceptional UK university


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