Law - Criminal Justice

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.

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.

Entry requirements

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 online (via course webpage below - Entry Requirements) 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 online.

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 online.

International/non-EU applicants
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.

Assessment Info

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules

Subjects taught

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)

Duration

1 year part-time.

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.

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.

Enrolment dates

Start Date 7 September 2020

Post Course Info

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

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    PAC