University College Cork


Course Name Criminology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKE32
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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PAC Application Information

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Duration 1 year full-time.

Course Practicalities
Students should take three modules (30 credits) in the first semester and three modules (30 credits) in the second semester. Classes will be two hours long, often later in the day to accommodate practitioners, and usually take a lecture-seminar format. Learning is primarily student-centred and we expect students to make time to read and digest the literature for at least 4 hours a day. The degree is full-time, with no part-time provision.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must normally have obtained a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I (or equivalent) degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, or another subject relevant to the study of crime. Candidates who hold...

Course Content

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The MA in Criminology examines a broad range of theoretical and applied approaches to understanding crime: social deviance, morality, anti-social behaviour, social regulation, legislation, criminal law, justice, prevention, rehabilita...

Subjects Taught

Expand+There are three compulsory modules on this course plus four additional modules.
The core compulsory modules are
• CR6012 Key issues in Criminology
• CR6610 Research design and methods
• CR6006 Dissertation on Criminology

Four modules fro...

Assessment Method Students are assessed on 6 taught modules and a dissertation module.

Each module has an assessment method outlined in the book of modules The dissertation is expected to be between 15-20,000 words.
Careers or Further Progression

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Criminology graduates from the MA in Criminology at UCC are attractive to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector. The MA programme encourages the development of key proficiencies such as critical...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Katharina Swirak
+ 353 21 490 2572
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