The course is a 3 year BA in Criminology. The course is aimed at students who may be critical of current criminal justice policies and who are seeking employment in either the criminal justice sector or associated fields. This course benefits from both a theoretical basis as well as a vocational and applied nature. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition delivered by practicing criminologists who are currently active in this field of study. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of criminological theorising and will be able to apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions. In order to achieve this, students will develop a critical understanding of the law in relation to current issues such as migration, terrorism, trafficking, drugs and mass incarceration. Criminology will be considered from a variety of different perspectives including feminist, critical, cultural, and race. This course will be delivered over a 3 year period, with students undertaking 6 modules per year across 2 semesters. Students will be taught using a variety of digital media and resources. The final year will include a dissertation or research project and a research methods module. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.
There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week. Year 1: Semester One: • Foundations of Criminology • Society and Punishment • Media Crime and Control Semester Two: • Drugs in the Criminal Justice System • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain • Contemporary Criminology Year 2: Semester One: • Gender Sexuality and Crime • The Evolution of the Prison System • Research Methods Semester Two: • Cybercrime • Zemiology - Social Harms • Youth, Crime and Media Year 3: Semester One • Urban Criminology - The City and Globalisation • Migration Semester Two: • Two options from; The Politics of Policing /Race Ethnicity and Religion/Terrorism • Dissertation (40)
A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework and some may be by way of oral or digital media presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the learning outcomes of the programme.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also consider partial or full UK Degree Study – must have a minimum of 120 credits with an overall average mark of 50% for all credits completed. Please note: We assess your most recent awarded or attempt of a qualification(s) towards entry to our programme so it is important that you include all recent study on your application.
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English language requirements
|IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland