Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

University College Cork


Course Name Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code ACE-DPCB
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
Apply To Course provider
Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2022
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 26th August 2022

How Do I Apply

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software ...

Application Weblink Web Page - Click Here

Expand+2 years part-time.

This course takes place one weekend per month between October to September.

Pre Covid times, lectures took place on the main UCC campus one weekend per month (Friday nights from 7-10pm and Saturday from 10- 5pm with a tutori...

Course Fee €2,100 per academic year
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...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline

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

Expand+Year 1 Modules
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 reviews, essays, reflective practices, group projects and an individual project in year 2.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
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 For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinator Helena O Connor at or Dr. Ciara Staunton at

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Deborah Kerrisk at
Location VENUE
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here