Masters | Postgraduate Course - Criminology and Criminal Psychology PG Cert Course Details within University of Essex Online

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Criminology and Criminal Psychology PG Cert

Study Details

PGCert - 8 months Online

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers 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).

Entry Requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

2. Work Experience Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Work Experience Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology course you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

Student Destinations

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.