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University of Essex Online: MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Institution University of Essex Online View institution profile
Department Psychology and Criminology
Telephone +44 (0) 1206 489 358
Study type Taught


Wherever there are people, crime will follow, which makes criminology an exciting interdisciplinary field to study. This Masters will provide you with specialist criminological knowledge that will enable you to pursue senior roles within criminal justice, the police force and security services, or in offender support and prison services.

On this programme you will delve into a range of specialist topics within the field of criminology and criminal psychology, including the sociological approach to crime, forensic psychology, and criminal investigation. You will develop skills in leading complex criminal investigations, as well as an in-depth understanding of key criminological practices, which will enhance your impact within a policing, prison or other criminal justice setting.


University of Essex Online

About University of Essex Online
University of Essex Online provide 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. Our students benefit from a flexible approach to learning while receiving the same dedicated support they expect from a top UK university. 

We achieved a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2018), for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students). This rating is the highest possible an institution can achieve. 

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