• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Develop your skills in leading complex criminal investigations, improve your skills in making reasoned arguments and rational decisions, and deepen your understanding of a range of key criminological theories, practices and perspectives in order to improve your potential impact within a policing, prison, probation or other criminal justice setting in the Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online.

About

The Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online helps you take advantage of the new opportunities available within psychology, as well as making you aware of how new and growing challenges can be addressed. You’ll delve into a range of specialist topics such as:

  • the sociological approach to crime, criminology and criminological theory
  • the role of forensic psychology in manging mentally disordered offenders
  • the status of the victim throughout the criminal process
  • the historic relationship between psychology and policing, and what this means for modern policing
  • critical assessment of complex criminal investigations in accordance with national standards.

Towards the end of your degree, you will produce an original piece of research on the topic of your choice within criminology and criminal psychology, conducting research retrieval and thorough analysis of the issue and presenting it effectively. 

Throughout the course you will debate course content with fellow professionals, improving your skills in critical reasoning, communication and leadership, all of which will enhance your potential in future roles related to criminology.

Your future

Senior roles within criminal justice are often a career objective for our criminology graduates. Many go on to serve as analytical police staff or police officers, or in offender support, probation, prison and victim services. 

The course will also be useful for those seeking employment within security services and the National Crime Agency.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory
  • Complex Criminal investigations
  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Criminology and Criminal Psychology Thesis 
  • Criminal Victimisation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Senior level work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10906 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10906 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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