Online Certificate in Criminology in United Kingdom

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Certificate programs, which can be earned in about a year, consist of academic classes that are offered at different skill and ability levels. Undergraduate as well as graduate students, depending on their field of study, may obtain certificates.

Students who want to learn more about criminal behavior may want to study criminology. Related classes might include human rights, social justice, policy development, human behavior, prison systems, criminalistics, biocriminology, and psychology.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Online Certificate in Criminology in United Kingdom

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CertHE Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 16 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

Our certificate in criminal justice programme is taught part-time and is a nationally recognised qualification. [+]

Our certificate in criminal justice programme is taught part-time and is a nationally recognised qualification. It is the equivalent of half of a first-year of undergraduate study and is open to anyone with an interest in criminal justice. The programme is broad-based and aims to equip students with an understanding of the rapidly changing criminal justice environment. The course focuses on national, legal and policy issues facing the criminal justice system and it introduces students to the problems facing policy-makers and practitioners. Students explore broad criminological issues such as theory, research, crime prevention, punishment and rehabilitation.

Why study this subject?

A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) is the basic qualification that can be gained in higher education and it shows that you are capable of studying successfully at university level. It will also equip you with a range of skills and knowledge useful for a career within a criminal justice setting or may enhance your existing knowledge if you already work in the sector. You will gain an understanding of crime and social and personal factors; develop critical thinking; and become confident in considering and reflecting upon sociological, legal and criminological theories. You will also gain skills in research, time management and written communication, which are readily transferable to the world of work.... [-]