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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Essex Online

16 months
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5918 GBP/year
5918 GBP/year
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About

Throughout your Criminology and Criminal Psychology course from University of Essex Online, you will examine a range of perspectives on race, gender, sex and class in the criminal justice system, and explore offences such as violent crime, sexual crimes and firesetting. 

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Overview

Topics you’ll study include:

  • 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 course you will develop your skills in critical evaluation, decision-making and prioritisation. Towards the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to advance onto the 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 Criminology and Criminal Psychology course from University of Essex Online will also be useful for those seeking employment within security services and the National Crime Agency.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Forensic Psychology 
  • Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory 
  • Complex Criminal investigation
  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Criminal Victimisation

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

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

  • at least three years’ relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 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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