• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
The Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme taught at University of Essex Online is an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more.

About

Studying the Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme taught at University of Essex Online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Teaching methods and style

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Careers

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.

As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills, a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors.

This can include one of the hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 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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Academic Requirements

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

Work Experience

At least 5 years’ 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

    3536 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3536 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3536 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3536 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

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