University of Essex Online launches new MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology


02nd Feb 2016


Criminology, News

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of an MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology, adding a natural progression route from their already-established BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course.

This new online programme allows students to build on their undergraduate studies and workplace experience and develop their knowledge further within this exciting and valuable subject.

This advanced qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject experts and industry specialists and is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of both criminology and criminal psychology.

Students will explore cutting-edge and important topics like Criminal Victimisation, Applied Forensic Psychology, Practical Psychology for Policing and many more. The final level of this programme also gives students an opportunity to conduct an original research project on a topic of interest aligned to a relevant area within criminology or criminal psychology.

The first intake will be in September 2016, with more planned at regular intervals throughout the following year. Students at University of Essex Online study entirely online using a virtual learning platform, receiving high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors.

Ashley Cartwright, Head of Criminology for University of Essex Online said: “I am excited to launch this MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology. We have had great success with our existing BA (Hons) course, and we hope to guide even more students towards their chosen profession with the addition of this postgraduate course. The Criminology department has worked hard to create a stimulating and relevant syllabus for our learners, and we can’t wait to tutor our first class of postgraduate students.”

Choosing to study Criminology and Criminal Psychology will open up many opportunities for students to develop their careers within the police force, probation, law and youth programmes and many other areas. Graduates will also develop a wealth of transferable skills and this valuable qualification can create opportunities to transfer to other units or advance to more senior levels of management

David Dixon, Academic Director for University of Essex Online said: “The launch of our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course gives both our current undergraduate students and new students the opportunity to progress in many specialised career areas. We are looking forward to guiding both UK and international students along this exciting journey.”

Upon completion of their online MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology, graduates are invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester.

For more info, visit our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology page.