BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology

Recruiter
University of Essex Online
Location
United Kingdom (GB)
Salary
Online Course
Posted
09 Nov 2020
Closes
09 Dec 2020
Function
Voluntary
Contract Type
Contract

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Course overview

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.

Duration study load

  • 48 months – Part-time

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. There are two entry routes onto our BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology degree programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

2. Work Experience Entry Route

To apply for the BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant work experience
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Course features

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated student adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Criminal Psychology assignments are based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • Showing your marks clearly in your grade book, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • The rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your grade book is always up to date
  • Assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for the end of year exams
  • Ensuring you have regular contact with your student adviser
  • The simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Delivery

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

Subjects

The BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 Modules

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (15 credits)

Level 5 Modules

  • Biological Psychology (15 credits)
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)

Level 6 Modules

  • Critical Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Developmental Science (15 credits)

And more!

Job outcomes

Careers in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Security
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Academia
  • Business

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About University of Essex Online

Online learning is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to enhance your career. Our quality-assured distance learning courses allow you to work towards your qualification in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider, part of Kaplan International Pathways. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high-quality online courses.

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