This short online Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is broad-based and aims to develop your understanding of the rapidly changing criminal justice environment and operations of the current criminal justice system. It focuses on national, international and transnational legal and policy issues facing policy-makers and criminal justice practitioners. You will explore broad criminological issues such as theory, research, crime prevention, punishment and rehabilitation. You will also have an opportunity to apply your subject knowledge to develop innovative solutions to increasingly complex problems in the criminology field.
The course also equips you with an understanding of crime and social and personal factors enabling you to develop critical thinking and become confident in considering and reflecting upon sociological, legal and criminological theories. You also gain skills in research, time management and written communication, which are readily transferable to the world of work.
Our CertHE Criminology and Criminal Justice course can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a full BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice.
* 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.