Progress in your career, or take the first steps towards a brand-new one, with this exciting and challenging online programme. Explore a wide range of topics within the fields of psychology and criminology while also developing your understanding of core theories.
Explore the fast-moving field of criminal psychology with this internationally-focused undergraduate course. This evolving discipline focuses on the crossover between psychology and criminology, allowing you to apply methods, theories and research to understand some of the critical issues facing the modern criminal justice system.
Created by subject specialists, this course gives you the chance to study alongside classmates and fellow professionals to take part in thought-provoking modules covering topics such as risk management, offender profiling and offender rehabilitation. The programme emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice plus the combination of psychological theory to understand, prevent and reduce offending behaviour. You’ll also study the key areas of psychology: social, cognitive and developmental psychology.
Who is this course for?
Looking to advance in your job? Or maybe you want to start a new position? This BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology allows you to fit your education around your family commitments and work as you study entirely online and part-time. Graduates of the programme will also develop a thorough understanding of both psychology and criminology in addition to a wide range of transferable skills including research, critical thinking, self-motivation and communication.
At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.
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.
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