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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Essex Online

8 months
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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 course from 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 Criminology and Criminal Psychology course from University of Essex Online 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 your study 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 the PG Dip or Masters in criminology and criminal psychology.

Why we’re great

  • Course content is drawn from cutting edge research at the University of Essex’s leading Centre for Criminology.
  • Modules have been developed by a former Detective Chief Superintendent from the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team in one of the UK’s largest police forces.
  • Receive your degree from the University of Essex, a top 30 UK university (Complete University Guide 2022)

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 investigation

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

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

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 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.

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