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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 here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

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.

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Law Administrator
lawpostgrad@ucc.ie
353 21 490 3995

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)

Assessment method

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

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date 10 September 2018

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