About This Course
Law - Postgraduate Certificate Criminal Justice
1 Year Part-time
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
EU Fees 2019
See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
Late applications currently being accepted.
9 September 2019
On the Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice you will study the law, policy and context within which the criminal justice system in Ireland operates. At the same time, you will get valuable insights into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and others. The course will be of interest to students and practitioners from a range of different fields including: law, social policy, political science, civil service, policing and social sciences.
Students choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
- CR6009 Terrorism and Political Violence (10 Credits)
- CR6013 Victimology (10 Credits)
- LW6544 Criminology (10 credits)
- LW6545 Penology (10 credits)
- LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
- LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
- LW6560 Cybercrime (10 credits)
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
Classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.
You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules
Who teaches this course
The School of Law has many committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas, and has particular strengths in the area of criminal justice. For a full list of School members, including details of research interests, publications and postgraduate supervision, see here
Why Choose This Course
The Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice builds on the School of Law’s wide range of expertise and knowledge in the area of criminal justice. You can advance your studies in Criminal Justice by building on the Certificate to complete a Diploma in Criminal Justice or an LLM in Criminal Justice.
Skills and Careers Information
Graduates of this course are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue and advance careers in criminal justice-focused policy bodies, with government departments and agencies, with non-governmental organisations (both nationally and internationally), and other bodies who work within the criminal justice sector
Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally:
(a) hold a Law Degree with at least a 2H1 or (b) have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice.
The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €2,500.
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at email@example.com .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available here Supplementary Form CKJ14 (161kB)
The School of Law uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.Apply Now