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Postgraduate Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation

University of Essex Online
Length: 8 months
Study pace: Part time
Education level: Graduate certificate
Scholarships available: Yes
Location: Online / distance program
Start date: Start anytime!
Price: 3,536 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

Program description

Postgraduate Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation

The Postgraduate Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation is an online course that is designed to introduce topics relating to policing, criminal investigations and psychology. During this course students will get to learn about the large range of methods used to investigate major crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault, while also critically assessing effective police leadership and partnerships. A strong emphasis is also placed on the function of psychology in supporting criminal investigations. 

With the help of program materials, students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of modern-day psychological and criminological theory, along with policing and social policy. Upon completion of this program, graduates will have a complete understanding of the evolving nature of policing with a special focus on social and government policy, leadership and partnership working. They will also have the opportunity to develop new analytical and critical skills that are valuable in various professional environments.

Admission requirements

This 8-month, online course is a perfect alternative to campus-based, full-time study and is ideal for those students interested in discovering how criminal investigation or policing works, or if you are attracted to a career in these fields. If you already work in these environments, this course will improve your career prospects and knowledge.  

Entry requirements are flexible and are based on both academic merit and work-based experience.

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this Postgraduate Certificate, students are offered the opportunity to progress on to the Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (awarded after 180 credits).

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Kaplan Open Learning

University of Essex Online

Kaplan Open Learning has been collaborating with University of Essex under the name of University of Essex Online since 2007, providing high-quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The degree programs created from this partnership are carefully curated by subjects experts...

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University of Essex Online

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LS1 2RP Leeds
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