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Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Postgraduate Certificate Online
8 months
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3635 GBP/full
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About

Crime in modern society can only be tackled thoroughly with a good understanding of the theory, history and challenges that face the discipline. Students on the Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online will consider these and learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to a number of practical situations.

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Overview

This module can be completely tailored to fit your own professional interests, as you will be able to choose from five optional modules covering 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.

Throughout the Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online , you will develop your skills in presenting reasoned arguments and backing them up with evidence through engaging discussion forums with fellow classmates. 

At the end of your course, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip course or the full MSc.

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:

  • Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory
  • Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Victimisation
  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Complex Criminal investigations

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

100 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Work experience

S level work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3635 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3635 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3635 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3635 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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