2020/2021

BA (Hons) (Criminology) - CK113

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA (Hons) Criminology is a three-year, full-time, interdisciplinary degree in Criminology.

To be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons) degree a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, and Third Arts (Criminology). A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one academic year.

BA (Hons) (Criminology) (International) Pathway (see here)
The BA (Hons) (Criminology) (International) Pathway is a four-year programme which enables students to study abroad for a year in an approved University outside Ireland.

In First Arts (Criminology) students study prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in the designated subjects:

plus one 15-credit option from the following:

Points to Note:

  1. German: Students wishing to select German (Beginners) are recommended to have a minimum grade H3 in another modern continental language or Irish or Latin or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to select German (Non Beginners) should have a minimum grade H4 in German in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Students will be accepted to the Beginners group only if they have no prior German, or if they have reached a level no higher than Junior Certificate German.
  2. French: A student will not normally be allowed to select French unless he/she has attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent.
  3. Italian: Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in Italian in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students who have studied Italian at second level and obtained a grade below H4 can join the Beginners' Italian course.
  4. Spanish: Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language or Irish, Latin, or Greek. Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students will be accepted to the Beginners group only if they have no prior German, or if they have reached a level no higher than Junior Certificate German.

Change of Subject (First Year only)

Changes to First Year subjects will be allowed, provided subject prerequisites are met, up to four weeks after the start of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 23 October 2020. The online facility for making changes to subjects will only be open for the first two weeks of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 9 October 2020. Subsequent changes up until Friday, 23 October 2020 must be processed manually through the Student Records and Examinations Office, West Wing, UCC.  Changes for FETAC and Mature students and any other student not presenting with a Leaving Certificate must be processed manually through the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences by completing the 'Student Request Form'.

Programme Requirements First Arts (Criminology)

Students take 60 credits as follows:
CR1001 (5 credits), CR1002 (10 credits), CR1003 (5 credits), SC1012 (5 credits), SC1013 (10 credits), CR1004 (5 credits) and LW1169 (5 credits)

Plus 15 credits from the following:
French
FR1105 (5 credits), FR1107 (5 credits), FR1201 (5 credits)

Gaeilge
GA1003 (15 credits)

German
Beginner Level A1: GE0003 (5 credits), GE0004 (5 credits), GE1104 (5 credits)
Intermediate Level B1: GE0005 (5 credits), GE0008 (5 credits), GE1102 (5 credits)

Italian
Beginners: IT1109 (10 credits), IT1201 (5 credits)
Non-Beginners: IT1102 (10 credits), IT1201 (5 credits)

Spanish
Beginners: HS0028 (10 credits), HS1007 (5 credits)
Post-Leaving Certificate: HS1009 (10 credits), HS1007 (5 credits)

Philosophy
PH1001 (15 credits)

Government and Politics
GV1217, GV1204 and GV1207 (5 credits each)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination in Arts (Criminology) within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Second Arts (Criminology) until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Arts (Criminology). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Student who wish to take the four-year option with a year abroad must register for the BA (Criminology) (International) Pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

In Second Arts (Criminology) students take core modules in Criminology to the value of 20 credits plus 40 credits of elective modules.

Change of Module
Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Programme Requirements Second Arts (Criminology)

Single Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:
CR2001 (10 credits), SC2065 (10 credits), SC2021 (5 credits)

Plus 35 credits from the following:
CR2002, CR2003, CR2006, CR2007, CR2008, CR2011, CR2025 (5 credits per module), CR2019, CR2022* (10 credits per module)
FR2105, FR2107, FR2202, FR2204, FR2305, FR2306, FR2311, FR2313, FR2406 (Each module is worth 5 credits, and FR2105 and FR2107 are obligatory language modules)
GA2001 (10 credits)
GE2101 (10 credits), GE2102 (10 credits), GE2126, GE2130 (5 credits per module)
GV1218, GV2230, GV2231, GV2240, GV2242 and GV4102 (5 credits per module)
HI2044, HI2045, HI2046, HI2047 (5 credits per module)
HS0128 (ex-beginners); HS2101 (ex-beginners) (10 credits), HS2022 (5 credits), HS2023 (5 credits)
IT2101 (10 credits), IT2304, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, IT2311 (5 credits per module)
LW1153 (10 credits), LW2207 (5 credits) LW2208 (5 credits), [LW2006 (5 credits) and LW2007 (5 credits)]
PH2002, PH2004, PH2006, PH2017, PH2018, PH2019, PH2028, PH2035, PH2036 (5 credits per module)
SC2001, SC2004, SC2017, SC2034 (5 credits per module), SC2066 (10 credits)
SS2007 (5 credits)
ST2001 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits) [co-requisite ST2001]

*Selection of CR2022 is subject to the approval of the module co-ordinator. Students will be required to submit a motivational statement outlining why they wish to take the module and undergo an interview as prescribed by the School.

Note: Students cannot take the same module in Year 2 and again in Year 3.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examinations in Arts (Criminology) within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Third Arts (Criminology) until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Arts (Criminology). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Third Arts (Criminology) students take core modules to the value of 15 credits in Criminology plus 45 credits of elective modules.

Change of Module
Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Programme Requirements Third Arts (Criminology)

Single Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:
CR3001 (5 credits), CR3010 (10 credits)

Plus 45 credits from the following:
CR2019, CR2022*, CR3002 (10 credits per module), CR2002, CR2003, CR2006, CR2007, CR2008, CR2011, CR2025, CR3009 (5 credits per module)
FR4101 (10 credits)
GA3001 (10 credits)
GE3101 (10 credits), GE3126, GE3150, GE3151, GE3902, GE3904 (5 credits per module)
GV3210 (5 credits),
HI2045, HI2046, HI3127 (5 credits per module)
HS1009 (ex-beginners); HS3001 (10 credits), HS3054 (5 credits), HS3058 (5 credits)
IT3101 (10 credits), IT3307, IT3312, IT3314, IT3316, IT3317, IT3401 (5 credits per module)
PH3025, PH3041, PH3042, PH3045, PH3048, PH3110, PH3112 (5 credits per module)
SC3001 [Prerequisite SC2001], SC3003, SC3007, SC3012, SC3029, SC3046 (5 credits per module); SC3058 (10 credits)
SS3011, SS3015 (5 credits per module)
ST2001 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits) [corequisite ST2001]

*Selection of CR2022 is subject to the approval of the module co-ordinator. Students will be required to submit a motivational statement outlining why they wish to take the module and undergo an interview as prescribed by the School.

Note: Students cannot take the same module in Year 2 and again in Year 3.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examinations in Arts (Criminology) within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BA (Hons) (Criminology) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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