Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

University College Cork


Course Name Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code DPCB
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
Minor Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Weekend
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake September 2021
Application Date CLOSING DATE: 11th September 2020
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Duration 2 years part-time. One weekend per month between October and May.
Course Fee €1,900 per academic year

Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see
Entry Requirements

Being at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application
A detailed application form prior to the closing date which will request applicants to present a 500 word statement indicating their reasons for applying for the c...

Course Content

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Psychopaths, serial killers, stalkers, rapists, paedophiles . . . the fascinating world of forensic psychology! If you have a burning interest in these topics, then The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour Diploma is the course for you....

Subjects Taught

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AP1838: Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (5 credits)
This module will provide students with an overview of the development of forensic and criminal psychology. Topics covered will include:
Historical develo...

Assessment Method

Through a variety of interesting and engaging assessments, you will develop competencies around the skills of academic reading, writing and referencing according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Assignments include book re...

Careers or Further Progression

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Previous students of the Diploma have successfully gained entry to a number of other courses including degrees in psychology and law as well as postgraduate courses such as MAs in criminology. The progression routes op...

Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Helena O Connor
+353 21 490 4700

Programme Administrator: Deborah Kerrisk
+353 (0)21 490 4737
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