Criminology - Grangegorman

TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin

Criminology - Grangegorman

What is... Criminology?
The PgDip in Criminology in TU Dublin provides students with a strong theoretical grounding in, and understanding of, contemporary criminological issues as well as advanced training in research skills.

Subjects taught

Students will be required to complete four core modules and two optional modules.

Core Modules
• Criminological Theory
• The Criminal Justice System
• Criminal Psychology
• Research Methods

Optional Modules (Students complete two of six optional modules):
• Criminal Law
• Desistance: The Route out of Crime
• Policing and Governance of Security
• Prisons and Imprisonment
• Studies in Victimology and Crime Prevention
• Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives
• Law and technology

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Students must normally hold a second class honours degree, higher division (2.1) or higher in the area of social science, law, sociology, psychology or cognate discipline. Please be sure to include transcripts of your final degree award at time of application. If this is not readily available please include transcripts of your academic career to date.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements but who have significant relevant professional or vocational experience will also be considered. In addition to the online application form, this latter category of applicants should include two written references with their application and also may be asked to present for interview.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study, applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

Application dates

Applications for courses commencing in September 2024 will open in November 2023.


TU321D: 1 year
Mode of Study Full Time
Method of Delivery On-Campus

TU373D: 2 years
Mode of Study Part Time
Method of Delivery On-Campus

Full-time students attend lectures two late afternoons/evenings per week. Please note lectures for both full-time and part-time students commence at 4:00pm. Students are required to complete substantial reading and written assignments outside of timetabled class hours. It is strongly recommended therefore that those in full-time employment complete the programme on a part-time basis.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

The MA in Criminology and the PG Dip in Criminology is suitable for students with degrees in sociology, psychology, social policy, law or cognate disciplines, who wish to pursue an academically stimulating programme. Both can be taken as a part-time mode which will suit those working in the criminal justice and related fields, including lawyers, court officers, Gardaí, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, youth and community workers, and related professionals.

Both programmes prepare students for careers in the criminal justice professions, policy work in government and non-governmental organisations, and further research in criminology, criminal justice and related sectors. The part time mode is a flexible way to study for those already working in the field and who wish to add to their existing portfolio.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Evening,Full time,Part time

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