• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration

About

Throughout the Criminal Psychology programme from University of Essex Online, you’ll develop your own knowledge of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology, including its historical origins, progression and limitations. 

You’ll also develop an awareness of the variability and diversity of functioning and its significance in criminal psychology, specifically in relation to offender profiling. 

And finally, you’ll also recognise a range of influences on psychological functioning and how these are conceptualised across the two core discipline areas of social psychology and cognitive psychology.

In addition to gaining the subject-specific knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of transferable, career-related skills including the ability to evaluate evidence, identify patterns of behaviour and how to confidently communicate and discuss issues in a professional environment.

Career prospects

A Certificate of Higher Education in Criminal Psychology is the perfect way to improve your CV and potentially get ahead in your career in a short space of time. Throughout the programme, you’ll improve your skills in communication, computer literacy, data interpretation, problem-solving and self-motivation.

The programme can be the first step towards a career in criminal justice, security, marketing, research, academia or business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology 
  • Introduction to Social Psychology 
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 
  • Introduction to Offender Profiling 
  • Introduction to Research Methods 
  • Crime and Society
  • Dealing with Offending Behaviour 
  • Personality and Intelligence

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • You do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertHE Criminal Psychology course.
  • You will be allowed to start the CertHE Criminal Psychology course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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