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Opportunity: MA in Criminology in DIT

2nd March 2010

The MA in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Dublin Institute of Technology is the first postgraduate taught programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. The programme aims to provide students with a firm theoretical grounding in, and understanding of, contemporary criminological issues as well as thorough training in research skills.

Students are given the option of completing the course on a full-time (two evenings a week for 1 year) or a part-time basis (one evening a week for 2 years).

Students will be required to complete three core modules, two of five optional modules and a dissertation. The optional modules include subjects such as:

  • Penal policy
  • Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives
  • Sentencing

Assessment methods

Include examinations (in January and May/June), written assignments, individual and group presentations and a dissertation.

Entry Requirements 

Students must normally hold a second class honours degree, lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of social science, law, sociology, psychology or cognate discipline.

Career Opportunities

The MA in Criminology provides the opportunity for those who work in the criminal justice system or related agencies to reflect on their work from within an academic discipline. It also provides graduate students with a thorough foundation in research methods, theoretical principles and contemporary debates as a prelude to a career in research, policy making, academia or further study (PhD.).

Application form is available here, deadline for applications is the 30th of April 2010.

Course brochure and poster available above

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