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.
Students choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
LW6544Criminology (10 credits)
LW6545Penology (10 credits)
LW6546Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
LW6550International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6560Cybercrime (10 credits)
Course Code: CKJ14 Part-time
Course Title: Law - Postgraduate Certificate Criminal Justice
College: Business and Law
Duration: 1 Year Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Qualifications: PG Cert
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 2,500
2016 Entry Requirements: Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally: (a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 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.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
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.
You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available hereSupplementary Form CKJ14 (161kB)
All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
The School of Law uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.
Further Contact Information
Anna O'Sullivan Administrator
T: +353 (0)21 420 5170
Programme Coordinator Name: Dr Catherine O'Sullivan
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 3285
Address: School of Law