Certificate Course in Criminology and Criminal Psychology


Course Title                             :          Certificate Course in Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Course Description               :

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, including the motivations and consequences of crime and its perpetrators, as well as preventative measures.

Studying criminology can be seen as multi-disciplinary, as it contains elements of psychology, biology, statistics, law, and sociology. Criminology deals with both theoretical and practical work, seeking to understand and tackle crime and criminals, as well as the legal and criminal justice system, and its wider social ramifications.

In this 20 Hour Criminology and Criminal Psychology Certificate level course, you will deepen your knowledge of the role and function of the criminologist. You will learn from this Criminology and Criminal Psychology course about the common causes crime and criminal behavior, characteristics of offenders and victims, mental health and its role in crime, prevention of crime and much more.

For whom (target group):            School leavers after A/L’s in the Bio stream, University undergraduate students in law, science and biomedical faculties, police and law enforcement officers, psychology students and counsellors, science and health education teachers, paramedical and nursing students and nursesIf you’re considering a future career in criminology, criminal law and criminal justice, criminology, forensic psychology or in medicine and/or forensic science then you may want to consider taking this comprehensive and fast-track online independent self-study Certificate level course.

Entry Requirements:                         Students and Graduates in Law, Psychology or Social Work, Biomedical Sciences, Medical doctors, police officers, nurses and other healthcare students or practitioners / professionals and age not less than 20 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.

Course Duration                      :           4 to 6 weeks (1.0 to 1.5 Months) – part time self-study

Total No. of Study Hours     :           20 Hrs. of Independent Self-Study time

8 Course Modules / Lessons:

Module 01- Introduction to Criminology – Part 1 and 2
Module 02- Explanations for Criminal Behaviour
Module 03- Criminology and Personality Theories
Module 04- Detection of Crime
Module 05- Mental Health and Crime
Module 06- Root Causes of Crime
Module 07- Characteristics of Offenders and Victims
Module 08- Criminal Justice

The current 2023 all-inclusive Course Fee for new Students is as follows:

For Non-IMH Students: Rs. 20,000/-

For Previous IMH Students: Rs. 15,000/- (Discounted course fee)

For Overseas / International Students: USD $65

Course fees has to be paid in full by cash, cheque, credit / debit card or via a bank transfer payment.

Final Course Assessment / Evaluation

There are only two separate assignments to be completed at home and submitted to the IMH for evaluation. Once a “pass” grade has been achieved for all three assignments the Certificate in Criminology and  Criminal Psychology and course transcript will be awarded to the registered student.

International Course Accreditation-1

This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK




International Course Accreditation-2

This course is fully endorsed and accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), Ireland





Course Registration / Enrollment

For course registration or further details please email us your request to enroll for this course by attaching your CV or including details of your academic and/or professional qualifications to: imh.colombo.sl@gmail.com