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Student Gail tells us about studying whilst in the British Army

Students can often find it challenging juggling a social life, work commitments and studying, but imagine adding serving in the armed forces on top of that. Well that's exactly what Lance Corporal Gail Ronson does. She is currently serving in the British Army as part of the Corps of Army Music and on the media team, she is also studying Criminology.... Read more

Annika McDonald 23rd Nov 2018

CertHEs: we’re launching TEN new courses!

It’s pretty rare that we launch more than three or four new courses at the same time. But today we’re excited to announce that we are launching CertHEs in each of our undergraduate subjects. A CertHE, short for Certificate of Higher Education, is equivalent to the first year of a full-time Bachelors degree (120 credits of study). These online short.... Read more

Annika McDonald 09th Nov 2018

Our criminology students share why they love studying online

Does the study of criminal behaviour captivate your curiosity? Do the individual and societal impacts of crime sound like something you want to know more about? In short, are you fascinated by the field of criminology, but yet to take the plunge into enrolling onto a course? Well you are in luck, because our current criminology students are here to.... Read more

Annika McDonald 25th May 2018

Interview with our Head of Psychology, Sarah Thurgood

Earlier this year we launched our BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology, one of a number of exciting new additions to the University of Essex Online course list. So we thought that now is the perfect time to catch up with our Head of Psychology, Sarah Thurgood, to find out more about this fascinating programme: Sarah is the Head of Psychology at University.... Read more

Annika McDonald 27th Apr 2018

University of Essex Online launches two new psychology programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a.... Read more

Annika McDonald 12th Jan 2018

What are the career options with a postgraduate certificate in policing?

Our Postgraduate Certificate programme in Policing and Criminal Investigation covers a lot of important and challenging content in its short 8-month duration. Students on the course explore the wide-ranging methods used to investigate major crimes, such as sexual assault and homicide, while reviewing effective police partnerships and leadership. The course also has a strong focus on the role of psychology.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 21st Sep 2017

Interview with our Head of Criminology, Dr Michael Lewis

This week, we're interviewing our Head of Criminology, Dr Michael Lewis. Michael completed his PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time he worked as an Associate Lecturer teaching on the undergraduate Psychology programme. He was later employed by the University of Leicester to lecture on their MSc in Forensic Psychology. Michael has also worked.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 16th Dec 2016

What are the career options with a criminology degree?

A BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice will prepare you for a huge range of careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Our online and part-time BA degree course allows you to train for a job within the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors while fitting your studies around your other work.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 30th Sep 2016

Interview with Criminology student and Special Constable, Jamie Heslop

Overcoming everyday obstacles like family and work obligations to commit to online study isn’t easy, and it only gets harder when you work in a physically and mentally demanding job like the police force. So how do our students do it? We caught up with one of our Criminology and Criminal Justice students, Jamie Heslop, a Special Constable, to ask.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 20th Nov 2015

Common misconceptions about criminology and criminal justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the most exciting and popular courses available at the BA (Hons) level. However, the course (and the careers it leads to) is also the victim of a huge amount of confusion and misunderstanding. This week’s blog post helps to dispel those myths…   Myth 1: You’ll learn how to solve crimes This is.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 18th Sep 2015