How can we make sense of current trends and patterns in crime and criminal justice? What are the contemporary psychological approaches to understanding criminal behaviour? How does the criminal justice process work? What are the roles and responsibilities of the agencies and institutions of the criminal justice system? How do different sociological theories explain crime, criminology and deviance? On this course you will explore the range of issues and key debates raised by crime and the criminal justice system.
How to apply
This is a modular enrolment certificate, so you will need to enrol for individual modules. Please click on the Course Structure tab and then click on the title of individual modules to sign up.
Application deadlines and interviews
All modules are open-access. You can begin the programme at various points throughout the year.
To gain the Certificate of Higher Education, you must successfully complete the following 4 modules, worth a total of 120 credit points.
You take the 4 modules in this order, starting with Understanding Crime:
Please note that modules need a minimum number of students to run; classes that do not enrol the minimum number may be cancelled at short notice before the class starts.
Important note: Understanding Crime is designed as the introductory module so students are advised to take this module first.
None. However, all modules are taught at university level and you should be able to read, write and speak English fluently. If you need help, we offer a range of academic English and language development modules.
Fees are payable per module and vary depending on the course. Please click on the Course Structure tab and then click on the title of individual modules to see the fees for each module. The overall cost of the certificate will depend on the modules you choose.
Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars and independent study
Coursework (essays, critical reflection papers and case-study analysis) and examinations