Criminal Psychology (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
48 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 18500 per total

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
April

International course fees
GBP 18500 per total

All study options

About Criminal Psychology at University of Essex Online

Does the rapidly expanding field of criminal psychology interest you? Do you want to learn more about the critical issues facing today's criminal justice system? Take a deeper look inside the criminal mind with our degree.

This programme gives you the opportunity to study alongside fellow professionals and classmates to take part in thought-provoking modules covering topics such as offender profiling, risk management and offender rehabilitation.

Our course emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice along with the integration of psychological theory to understand, reduce and prevent offending behaviour. You'll also study the core areas of psychology including cognitive, social and developmental psychology.

You'll have the opportunity to explore fascinating topics including:

  • the study of the social factors that impact on individual's lives
  • crime from a psychological and sociological perspective
  • understanding of the importance of forensic psychology within the Criminal Justice System.
  • criminal liability and the key definitions associated with criminality
  • the history and theoretical perspectives on victimology

Finally, you'll be able to build on your research skills acquired during the programme through your final project on a criminal psychology topic that is of personal interest to you.

Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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 awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study48 months
    Course startsAprilDomestic course feesGBP 18500 per totalInternational course feesGBP 18500 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.

You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • two A-levels or equivalent

Work experience entry route

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years' relevant 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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