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Criminology and Criminal Psychology PG Cert

Criminology and Criminal Psychology PG Cert

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Criminal Psychology Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This online Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology is an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.

As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills, a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors.

This can include one of the hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

8 months

Start date

JAN

Modules

The University of Essex’s Centre for Criminology undertake extensive research and produce high ranking research that informs both academia and public policy. Such high-quality research is due to the internationally recognised scholars which work within the Centre. This module aims to share with students the Essex approach to Criminology by disseminating the centre’s up to date research. This module will study Criminology primarily from a sociological approach and throughout this 12-week module students will be introduced to the scholars and their research, which has made the Criminology Centre at the University of Essex one of the leading departments in Criminological research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,635

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,635

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For Academic Entry Route: Students need an undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. For Work Experience Route: Students need at least 5 years’ senior level work experience.