Study the rapidly-expanding field of criminal psychology with this internationally-focused undergraduate programme*. 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 programme 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? Our 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.
Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
* The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.