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Crime Violence & Conflict

MSocSc Crime, Violence & Conflict

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
MSocSc Crime, Violence & Conflict will equip students with the analytical abilities, critical thinking skills and expertise to analyse the complex relationships between crime, violence, conflict and broader society. Students will acquire specialised and detailed knowledge of current scholarship and key debates surrounding different aspects of crime and social control, war and organised violence, and ethnic conflict.
They will develop enhanced knowledge of sociological dimensions of crime, violence and conflict.
Students will also be trained to acquire, manage and communicate detailed knowledge in a creative, productive and strategic manner.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The MSocSc Crime, Violence and Conflict will appeal to individuals with a background in the social sciences who wish to undertake graduate level study on these topics, including those who wish to pursue an academic or research career in this area as well as those who currently work in this area and who wish to enhance their knowledge of theoretical and substantive debates.

Course Description
The MSocSc Crime, Violence & Conflict programme will introduce students to contemporary and cutting edge academic scholarship and research in the sociology of crime, violence and conflict. The ethos of the programme is inclusive and systemic in its commitment to a genuinely innovative theoretical and empirical approach to the study of crime, violence and conflict.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in sociology or social science, or a closely related discipline. A Second Class Honours Grade One (2:1) or higher is required but Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) standard or equivalent may be considered. Applicants with a Joint Honours primary degree should normally have attained a standard of at least Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) in their final degree. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but can confirm professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered. Applicants may be called for an interview.

All candidates are expected to be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of a certificate of proficiency (such as TOEFL, Cambridge or IELTS). Test results must be less than two years old.

A NOTE ON SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

Supporting documentation must be submitted by all students. Applications will not be considered unless all documents are submitted immediately and received by UCD before the closing date. Documents must be uploaded to the Online Applications system.

Duration

1 Year / 2 Years, Full Time / Part Time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

The MSocSc Crime, Violence and Conflict is relevant to a wide variety of careers, and it will appeal to individuals working in the following areas and related fields: law and human rights, youth and community work, crime prevention, mediation and conflict resolution, politics and government, media and public relations, and policy analysis and service provision.

A large number of our Graduates continue through to PhD level. Some professions require further training, qualifications or certification.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Veronica Barker
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 8674

Subjects taught

The MSocSc is available as a one-year full time or a two-year part time programme.

Modules are taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Some option modules are condensed into a three-day workshop.

There are 90 credits assigned to the Programme. Each module counts for 10 credits and the dissertation counts for 30 credits.

For academic queries regarding this programme please contact Professor Sinisa Malesevic T: +353 0(1) 716 8561

Core Modules:
SOC40620 Ethnicity & Nationalism (10 Credits)
SOC40080 Crime and Social Control (10 Credits)
SOC40720 Organised Violence and Society (10 Credits)
SOC40140 Dissertation (30 Credits)

Option Modules (select 30 credits):
SOC40230 Economic Globalisation and Social Change (10 Credits)
SOC40310 Health, Illness and Society (10 Credits)
SOC40610 Race, Space & Place (10 Credits)
SOC40670 Global Migration (10 Credits)
SOC40030 Advanced Quantitative Methods (10 Credits)
SOC40130 Qualitative Data Analysis (10 Credits)
SOC40510 Media Audiences (10 Credits)
SOC40530 Contested Urban Environments (10 Credits)
SOC40630 Contemporary Irish Culture (10 Credits)

Please Note: Elective modules may not run if student numbers are too small.

Comment

This course will introduce students to contemporary and cutting-edge academic scholarship and research in the sociology of crime, violence and conflict. Students will acquire specialised and detailed knowledge of current scholarship and key debates surrounding different aspects of crime and social control, war and organised violence, and ethnic conflict. The course will appeal to individuals with a background in the social sciences who wish to undertake graduate-level study on these topics, including those who wish to pursue an academic or research career in this area as well as those who currently work in this field.

Application date

Deadline 30-JUN-17

The following entry routes are available:

MSocSc Crime, Violence & Conflict FT (W295)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time

MSocSc Crime, Violence & Conflict PT (W296)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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