Criminology and Criminal Psychology (PG Cert)

the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
8 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 3741 per total

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
June

International course fees
GBP 3741 per total

All study options

About Criminology and Criminal Psychology at University of Essex Online

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 our short postgraduate criminology course will consider these and learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to a number of practical situations.

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 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 a PG Dip course or the full MSc.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study8 months
    Course startsJuneDomestic course feesGBP 3741 per totalInternational course feesGBP 3741 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Our fees are the same for all students, and anyone will receive a 10% discount if they pay the full course fee payment up-front.

Entry requirements

We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That's why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English Language Requirements.

Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

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

Work experience entry route

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 five years' senior level work experience

English language requirements

As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don't worry if you don't hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification - we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

You don't need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

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