Course Title: Criminology
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision. Late applications can be made after the original deadline of 1st June if places are still available on the programme
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2013/2014 IRISH/EU FEE: €5,400
Entry Requirements: You must have a minimum 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in an honours primary degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies or other relevant subject in the study of crime (see detailed entry requirements)
Course Code: CKE32
Closing Date: 1 June 2013
Next Intake: September 2013
The MA in Criminology focuses upon key theories and studies of crime and punishment as social phenomena and as objects of social policy, and delivers a basic competence to carry out research in the area.
There are three modules in this course:
- Sociology of Crime and Deviance
- Theories and Representations of Crime and Punishment
- Critical Issues in Social Control
In 2013-2014 we hope to introduce new modules in Research Methodology, Social Pathologies, Crime and Justice in Ireland, and Borders and Justice.
You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
For more details on the programme content and module description, see the current Postgraduate Academic Calendar
Applicants must have obtained a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I (or equivalent) degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, or another subject relevant to the study of crime.
Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade II will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the department selection committee.
In exceptional circumstances, substantial professional experience in a relevant and related field of criminal justice may be accepted as compensating for the absence of an undergraduate degree to the required standard.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE32AdditionalQuestions (9kB)
Please note Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision. Late applications can be made after the original deadline of 1st June if places are still available on the programmes
The course comprises two two-hour classes a week so the bulk of the work is self-directed. We expect you to make time to read and digest the literature, reading at least four hours a day. The course is full time and there is no part-time provision.
The three course modules in the first two terms are assessed by a 5-6,000 word essay. Your dissertation will be approximately 25,000 words in length.