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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Essex Online

16 months
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5611 GBP/year
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What constitutes a crime and what is a just punishment? You may have some ideas about how to answer these questions, but different countries and communities handle them in very different ways. This 100% online and part-time PG Dip will provide you with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology.

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Overview

On this online PG Dip Criminology and Criminal Psychology , you will explore offences such as violent crime, sexual crimes and fire setting. You will also examine a range of perspectives on race, gender, sex and class in the criminal justice system. At the end of the course, you will be able to continue your studies and advance onto the full Masters programme.

PG Dip Criminology and Criminal Psychology teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

  • assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
  • rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology career prospects

Many of our graduates go on to work in senior roles within criminal justice. This could be as analytical police staff or police officers, or within offender support, prison, probation or victim services. You will also be well equipped for positions within alcohol and drug rehabilitation services, security services, youth support services and legal services, as well as roles in related sectors, such as counselling, education and social work.  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology   

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the PG Dip Criminology and Criminal Psychology:

  • Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory
  • Complex Criminal investigation
  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Advanced Research Methods*
  • Criminal Victimisation
  • Policing: Leadership, Policy & Partnerships

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Dip Criminology and Criminal Psychology, which consider academic or work-based experience. 

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Work experience

Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ relevant work experience 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7482 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7482 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.

This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.

Funding

Our PG Dip Criminology and Criminal Psychology tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits. 

  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**
  • Postgraduate student loans are available in England for the full Masters degrees only.

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

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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