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Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Postgraduate Certificate Online
8 months
Duration
3741 GBP/full
3741 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 the 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

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

100 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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

    3741 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3741 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3741 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3741 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Funding

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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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