Criminology Advanced Diploma

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals, and the UK legal system. Fascinated with why people commit crimes, it examines areas of behaviour, culture, and psychology to explain, respond to and prevent these crimes. If you’re inquisitive with a sense of justice, an Advanced Criminology Diploma can open doors across the public sector. Our course addresses key questions, debates, and theories of criminal behaviour. You’ll touch on areas such as interviewing, analysis of statistics, profiling, and the process of rehabilitation.

Gain insight of the legal system, key debates, and criminal behaviour in various contexts

Criminologists play an important role in the criminal justice system. From assisting police in investigations to providing advice on interviewing suspects, acting as witnesses in court cases, and rehabilitating offenders. Of course, research, analysis and critical thinking play a big role and are attractive skills employers look for.

Our Level 4 Advanced Criminology course challenges you to think, ask questions, and break down theories relating to criminal behaviour. We introduce you to new ways of looking at crime in modern-day Britain. And, you’ll see the impact crime has on individuals and communities, while exploring attitudes and belief toward punishment. We’ll also investigate factors that may potentially undermine correctional measures.

Small aim is a crime; have great aim – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Advantages of studying Criminology at Level 4

Studying criminology has its fair share of benefits. Firstly, you’ve got the option of further education, and, of course, a range of exciting career options. These options range from working with the Police to becoming a data scientist. Secondly, with a criminology qualification in your pocket, the average entry-level salary for criminologists is approx. £24,000. Furthermore, a future in this field is often linked to higher satisfaction because it plays a major role in solving and preventing crimes. In addition, it’s also known to be mentally stimulating work where no two days are the same. However, further education may be needed for some roles.

Develop your knowledge of Criminology to improve your career prospects by enrolling with us today! We’ll make sure you’re all clued up on criminal behaviour and the justice system. Forget CSI, we’re the real deal.


When you study Advanced Criminology with Oxbridge, you will:

  • Learn the definition of Criminal Law
  • Cover theories in criminology that sought to explain crime
  • See how criminal practices and cultural dynamics intertwine
  • Discover the role the media plays in influencing public perception of crime
  • Look at types of surveillance, offender profiling, and rehabilitation
  • Study the historical origins and philosophy of punishment
  • Gain knowledge of forensic linguistics in relation to crime investigation

Increase your knowledge of the UK justice system, key debates, and criminal behaviour in various contexts.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Study Hours

Up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 4
Entry requirements
You must already have a Criminology Level 3 qualification before you can enrol onto our Advanced Criminology Diploma.
Section 1
Undertaking Analysis of Crime Statistics

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of undertaking analysis of crime statistics. You’ll discover what’s meant by ‘the Criminal Law’ and why it’s so hard to agree upon a definition of crime. You’ll explain why crimes that the public are concerned about aren’t the real risks we face in society. Finally, you’ll know how, why, and when grey areas exist in the construction and interpretation of crime statistics and victimisation surveys.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

We strongly advise that you have a Criminology Level 3 qualification or equivalent before you enrol onto our Advanced Criminology Diploma.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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