• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

This ever-evolving discipline focuses on the intersection between criminology and psychology, allowing you to apply theories, methods and research to reach an understanding of some of the critical issues facing today’s criminal justice system.

Created by subject experts, this Criminal Psychology (Hons) programme from University of Essex Online 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. 

The 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.

Looking to progress in your career? Or maybe you want to start a new role? The  BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology will allow you to fit your education around your work and family commitments as you study 100% online and part-time. Graduates of the course will also have a holistic understanding of both criminology and psychology in addition to a wide range of transferable skills including critical thinking, research, self-motivation and communication.

Career prospects

the programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The 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.

Whilst the BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology degree lends itself to a career within criminal justice, the skills and knowledge obtained from studying the programme are also highly sought after by employers from a wide range of sectors including security, marketing, research, academia and 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 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology 
  • Introduction to Social Psychology 
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Crime & Society
  • Introduction to Offender Profiling

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

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

Work Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent;
  • Three years’ relevant work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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