menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
PG Certificate Criminology and Criminal Psychology

PG Certificate Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Different course options

Study mode



8 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Criminal Psychology Criminology

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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 course will also be useful for those seeking employment within security services and the National Crime Agency.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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