How To Write A Crime Novel

How To Write A Crime Novel

This course is composed of 12 modules available for you to access and review at your own pace. Purchase this course for just £399.

How To Write A Crime Novel

  • ID: WCN

You watch CSI and NCIS and are always thinking about the plots and the stories? You like courtroom drama and want to write it yourself?

Why not start learning realistic crime drama that intrigues your audience! Today, crime shows rule the airwaves and you may be the next big thing in TV drama.

This course unlocks Forensic science terms and gives you examples to transform your crime plots into realistic crime drama.

Why not join the course and let our team of tutors and industry experts share with you all the secrets and help you turn this new venture into a success?

Please see below more information on some of the modules included in this course.

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How To Write A Crime Novel
Module One

Learn how to speak forensics

This module will help you understand all the fancy terms you always hear in Bones or CSI and teach you how to incorporate them in your writing.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
How To Write A Crime Novel
Module Two


Did you know that there six main types of evidence for which investigators look for at a crime scene? This module will focus on teaching you everything there is to know about evidence.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
How To Write A Crime Novel
module four


Do you know your poisons? Learn about drugs and poisons and how they link to a crime scene.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours


Q: Can anyone register for the course?

A: Yes. Anyone over the age of 16 can purchase and complete the course. If you wish to purchase this for someone under the age of 16 please ensure they have parental consent and for questions please contact the main office:

Q: Do I require previous knowledge to be able to complete this course?

A: No. You do not require previous experience or qualifications to be able to complete this course. This is because we believe in making home study - and success - as accessible to you as possible. We want to reward you for taking action! You will find it beneficial if you like to write and have a passion for murder mystery.

Q: What does the future hold, once you've completed the course?

A: Have your work published or turned into a successful TV drama. Why not put your writing to the test!

Q: How will I be assessed?

A: During this 12 module course, students are assessed through a series of assignments which check their understanding of each module.
In order to receive a certificate of achievement, students are required to achieve a passing grade of 75% or higher for each assignment.
The assessments can be retaken as many times as necessary in order for you to achieve your 75% passing mark.
SMART Majority is a registered online education provider with the board of UK Register of Learning Providers in the UK and Ireland (Reg. No. 10044598) and our certificates reflect that.

Q: What are the hours of study?

A: We recommend that you spend 3-4 hours of studying per module.

Q: Do I get access to a tutor?

A: Yes. Once you have purchased a course and have created your Learning Hub account, you have the opportunity to contact your tutor via your dashboard. Your tutors are available Monday to Friday. Assignments get reviewed once a week and your tutors respond within 24-48 hours.

Q: Is the course compatible with Mac, iPad, and other tablets?

A: Yes, our courses are Mac compatible and many of our learners use Ipads and other tablet devices.

Q: How long can I access my course for?

A: You can access your course for 3 months from time you first created your Learning Hub Account. Should you require additional time, you can contact us on to extend. A charge will apply.

Q: What is the course code?

A: The course code is WCN. Please use this code in all communications about the course.

Q: What is the course price?

A: The full price for this course is £399. For full terms and conditions: Click here

Q: Any additional fees?

A: No additional fees apply.

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