Year Two


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 or at the Student Records and Examinations Office no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 22nd September 2017 (Semester 1) or Friday, 26th January 2018 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Year Two begins in 2017/18 on the 11th September. 

Students need 60 credits each year, and therefore should register for 20 credits of compulsory modules AND 40 credits of option modules, noting that Semester 1 only has 5 compulsory credits but Semester 2 has 15. We recommend that students take 30 credits in each semester, and avoid an imbalance of 25-35. We strongly advise against students taking 35-25 because of the weight of assessments it brings around Christmas, however much you like the S1 offering more than S2. We also strongly recommend that Year 2 students look at the Year 3 timetable and list of options and calculate ahead. It is wise to choose your favourite modules in Year 2 in case of staffing changes,changes of departmental strategy and sabbaticals. For example, AP2104 will not be available in 2018-19 because all AP modules are being withdrawn then from CK101 and our menu too.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise indicated. Note that the criminological modules, coded as 2xxx are all available in Year 3 as well, enabling a flexibility of choice to avoid clashes - because UCC codes Year 2/3 modules as 2's.. A list of Year 3 modules can be found on this website. It is very difficult to design out all timetable clashes with so many Departments involved, but the directly criminological modules should not clash with each other and if you plan ahead you can avoid clashes.

Compulsory core modules for 20 credits:

S1 SC2021 Sociology of Crime & Deviance

S2 CR2001 Contemporary Criminological Theory (10 credits)

S2 SC2002 Introduction to Social Research 

Plus:  40 credits from the following list of optional modules, noting that, because of sabbaticals and other staff changes, a module may be withdrawn for a year or even permanently.

Directly criminological modules:                                                         

Semester 1

CR2005 Sex offenders  CR2006 Policing modern society  CR2010 Terrorism and political violence  CR2011 Education in prisons  CR2013 Gender and crime  CR2016 Global Illicit Drugs Trade  SC2052 Forensic sociology  SS2007 Penal policy and practice  HI2046 Policing and popular justice in Ireland, 1803-1960  HI2047 Hitler, Nazism and the Holocaust

Semester 2

CR2002 Women, coercive confinement and social control in Ireland  CR2003 Crime, urbanisation and cities  CR2005 Sex offenders  CR2007 Lifecourse criminology and desistance  CR2008 Victims and victimology  CR2009 Comparative perspectives on policing  CR2014 Animals and crime  CR2015 Youth Crime  CR2017 Drugs, crime and society  HI2044 Crime and media in Ireland  HI2045 Crime, violence, and revolutionary Ireland  1913-1925

Background modules: 

Semester 1

AP2104 Developmental psychology  LW1153 Criminal law  (10 credits, S1&2)  LW2207 International human rights law  LW2006/7 Law of evidence (10 credits, S1&2)  ST2011 Social statistics  PH2002 Reasoning and argument  PH2028 Applied ethics  SC2001 Foundations in sociological theory  SC2018 Sociology of culture and art  SC2026 Sociology of the family  SC2027 Sociology of health, illness and the body  SC2034 Cultures of cities  GV1218 International politics 1  GV2230 Public management concepts  GV2231 Public management in practice  GV2242 Theories of Political Science

Semester 2

SC2004 Political sociology  LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights  SC2012 Race, ethnicity, migration and national identity    SC2017 Sociology of education, learning & work  ST2013 Social statistics  PH2004 Introduction to political philosophy  PH2006 Philosophy of mind and consciousness  PH2017 Feminist philosophy  PH2018 Violence and war  PH2019 Philosophy of science  GV2240 International politics 2  GV4102 Gender perspectives on politics

The following literary and cultural modules are options but most, but not all, can only be taken with the relevant core technical language module in Year 2 and are often taught in the language concerned:

FR2105*, FR2107*, FR2202, FR2204, FR2306,FR2311, FR2404, FR2602, FR2702 (* = obligatory).

GA2001* (10 credits).

GE2101* (10 credits), GE2102 (10 credits), GE2126 (5 credits), GE2129, GE2130, GE2150.

HS2101* (ex-beginners) (10 credits), HS2102 (ex-non-beginners) (10 credits), HS2022, HS2023.

IT2101* (10 credits), IT2102, IT2304, IT2305, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310.