Serial Killers: Inside the Criminal Mind SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

With the rise of people around the world watching and listening to true crime documentaries, the want to understand the minds of serial killers has grown. Our 10-week course gives you the opportunity to get a taster in criminology by exploring the popular subject of serial killer profiling.

Through this course you will be introduced to the psychological theories associated with such criminal behaviours and will cover key aspects such as the nature versus nurture debate.

Our Serial Killer: Inside the Criminal Mind course is ideal if you simply want to learn as a hobby or if you are looking for a gateway into further humanities related studies.

All information covered as part of this course will be available in physical copy so there is no requirement for technological skills. 

Entry requirements

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the start of the course.

The content of the course may include:
Week 1 - An introduction to psychology theories and the role of profiling
Weeks 2-8 – Profiles of different serial killers, exploring the nature versus nurture arguments
Week 9 – Understanding a crime scene
Week 10 – Collation of learning

Please note:
Due to some sensitive content (murder) this course is for over 16 years only. 

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus with a requirement to complete some work at home. If you do not have access to IT you can access our library during the day.

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

There is no cost for this course.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

26th January 2023


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress onto:

Graduates who have studied our Criminology courses have gone onto employment in

  • the police and prison service 
  • government departments, 
  • social work, working with young adults in supportive organisations or other social enterprises.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.