University of Essex Online - PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology

This course has a range of module options that enable you to tailor you studies to your interest.
  • University of Essex Online, England
  • 3857 £
  • 8 Months
  • Online
  • 06 September 2022

Course Information

Without a criminal justice system that is fit for purpose, society struggles to function properly. But there are differences of opinion about the way this system works best. The postgraduate programmes in criminology challenge you to ask the hard questions and find the answers to some of the most thought provoking issues. You will look at both the criminological and psychological aspects of this field which could open up a variety of careers within offender support, the security services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, plus many more.

You will explore real life cases, applying critical thinking and theory together with the latest psychological techniques to develop high-level professional skills which will equip you to excel in a range of careers.


About the University / School

With a 50+ year heritage, the University of Essex is an award-winning institution. The University is part of the elite group of ‘dual intensive’ universities for teaching and research excellence. It is rated 27th in the UK by the Complete University Guide (CUG 2022).

The University of Essex also delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses online.  They are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, this partnership is since 2007. Students across 140 countries study online programmes. In the National Student Survey (NSS 2021), the University rated 95% for overall student satisfaction: top for overall student satisfaction when compared to other mainstream universities in the UK.


Learning format

You will study in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment. With engaging, interactive course content, it is specifically designed for students to study online and informed by relevant pedagogic principles.

There are discussions, lecture casts and reading all available in an online format which can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

The PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology is made up of modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.


Entry requirements

  • Academic route – It is a combination of an academic degree and relevant work experience of about 3-4 years.


  • Non-Academic route- Even without a acdemic degree, if you have more between 6- 8 years of relevant work experience you can make an application.

English language proficiency.

  • All applicants should be proficient in English language.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, please enquire to find out more.


Apply before:

01 September 2022

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University of Essex Online - University of Essex Online - PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology