BSc (Hons) in Investigative Criminology and Criminal Psychology
- Area: Investigation and Security
- Academic Year of start: 2020/2021
- Duration: a full-time 3-year undergraduate programme following the European Qualification Framework (EQF)
- Final qualification: EQF Level 6
- Profession: Consultant for Criminal Investigation and Security (profession under Italian Law no. 4 of 14 January 2013)
- Accreditation: National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) in Malta (EU member State)
- Language of the programme: Italian
- Delivery method: virtual classrooms and in-presence laboratory sessions
- Academic year: starts every Autumn
- Recognition in Italy: Associazione Nazionale Criminologi e Criminalisti (Registry of Ministry of Economic Development under Law 4/2013)
- Registration Fee: EUR 300,00 (non-refundable)
- Annual Tuition: EUR 4.700,00 for Academic Year 2020/2021
The educational activities are carried out as follow:
- Theory lessons: virtual classroom (live) with the lecturer on our online platform (EFI Digital Campus), attendance is compulsory;
- In-presence classrooms and laboratory sessions: the student must travel to Malta and attend the mandatory laboratory sessions (about two weeks each Term) at the EFI Campus (Malta Life Sciences Park);
- Exams, resits and final dissertation: in presence at the EFI Campus (Malta Life Sciences Park);
- Seminars (theory and/or practical), workshops and job-oriented trainings: in presence in Milan at our Italian partner ISF College Corporate University (only in Italian).
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Investigative Criminology and Criminal Psychology is the result of a project that aims to apply the techniques of criminology both to criminal investigations and security. In fact, modern criminology has been developed as the science that deepens a crime and its key players, both culprits and victims, on a macro level, through social research activities and as important instrument for decision-makers and the experts of the criminal system. From the end of XX Century, however, the horizons of criminology have considerably widened and the criminological knowledge is being used increasingly in the fields of criminal investigation and security. In fact, the evolution of criminology’s sciences, especially psychology, psychiatry and the modern neurosciences, offer to professionals that operate as investigators and experts in security important tools for the identification of criminals, to help the victims, to prevent any illicit activity and the manage of emergencies. Therefore, our BSc in Criminology is the most suitable Degree programme for those students that wish to operate in an emerging field for criminal investigation, based on knowledges and technical skills that can be applied directly on the field and in the police forces, private investigations and corporate security.
On an organizational and teaching level, the philosophy of the European Forensic Institute fully reflects the UK model-based universities, where the ultimate objective is to bring to the student to a level where he/she can apply what learned during the programme, which focuses on what is needed professionally and it’s applied during intensive laboratory sessions.
Being a student at the European Forensic Institute means acquiring knowledges and competences directly from the source, which means from the forensic practitioners that work on a day basis as experts in the field that teach. In fact, our lecturers are operative forensic consultants or researchers, giving the student the chance to interact with the lecturers that become not just mere teachers, but also “sources” and “guides”. In other words, being a student at the European Forensic Institute means “learning a job in the employment market”.
The European Forensic Institute is a prestigious Higher Education Institution based in Malta with a competitive educational offer in the Forensic Sciences field. This means the undergraduate degree can be used globally to pursue a career in this sector. Any student interested in pursuing the career as Consultant for Criminal Investigation and Security in Italy, will be able to show to his/her clients (e.g.: Public Prosecutors, Courts, law firms, insurance companies) a unique background.
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Investigative Criminology and Criminal Psychology aims to train future Consultant for Criminal Investigation and Security capable of:
- Supporting the traditional investigative activities of the leaders of investigations (prosecutors, lawyers, police forces);
- Carrying out observations and psycho-social-criminological analysis, on the victims, the witnesses and any other person involved directly or indirectly into a case;
- Carrying out and/or support scientifically interviews, questionings or interviews with alleged criminals, convicts, victims, persons of interest, etc.;
- Examining and analysing places and/or environmental or social contexts where the criminal events occurred in order to draw scientific hypotheses useful to the investigators when related to criminogenesis and criminodynamics;
- Carrying out activities of precautionary investigation to have useful data on the probability that a crime will occurr in a specific place or context;
- Operating in critical contexts, both in the preliminary phase and the occurrence of a real threat or emergency.
The graduate in Investigative Criminology and Criminal Psychology will have the knowledges and competences to operate in the following fields:
- Technical-criminal investigations (consultant for the prosecutors or expert for the judge);
- Police forces and private security;
- Professional cooperation inside the private investigation practices;
- Consultant for one of the parties in a legal proceeding;
- Inspectorate offices or companies dedicated to internal investigations, prevention and security;
- Precautionary investigations in different fields of private and public security;
- Rehab communities (e.g.: minors, addictions, convicts on probation );
- Any context that requires the competences gained during the programme.
The European Forensic Institute is based at the state-of-the-art Malta Life Sciences Park
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Maltese Matriculation Certification in relevant subjects (science and math are preferred) or international equivalent – EQF Level 4 (example: Italian High School Diploma with minimum grade 60/100)
- Two pure science subjects in Malta or international equivalent high school (EQF Level 3)
- Any international recognised English Level Certification (minimum Level CEFR B1)
On occasion and when deem necessary, we may require a short interview with potential students. This will be communicated in advance and performed virtually in our Digital Campus.
Contact us for further information about the entry requirements:
Our application process is performed online and is open to all. Students are required to fill in an application form and submit it to us alongside a copy of their certifications (if possible). Candidates can submit their application also in case they have not obtained the required certification(s), but they must obtain them and send any required document(s) before September 1st, each academic year. Our admission procedures ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all applicants with no exception. Once the Admission office has reviewed the applications, candidates will receive an official offer letter via email if they meet the entry requirements. To complete the enrolment process, it will be necessary to accept or decline the offer. In case the candidate accepts, the Institute will require a non-refundable registration fee (EUR 300,00) to ensure the student a place in our course. Any other information about the school, the payments and the process to complete the enrolment procedure will be communicated via email.
Registration fee (enrolment)
The registration fee is due upon acceptance of the offer for a place in our programme. This fee includes administrative cost associated with the enrolment process.
The annual tuition amount to EUR 4.700,00 per academic year. This fee includes teaching, access into our digital campus and digital library, assessments and laboratory sessions. This does not include travel and accommodation costs associated with participation in our laboratory sessions, as well as equipment and personal clothing (e.g.: lab coat).
An instalment plan can be agreed upon. The student must provide for a sponsor, if he/she is dependent, that guarantees the payment of the annual tuition. For more information contact us:
■ Application form (programme in Italian)
■ Course Outline (programme in Italian)
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