University College Cork


Course Name Criminology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MACRIM
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, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June

Open for EU applications, check rounds closing dates under
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Duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time

This MA programme is offered on a full-time basis running over 12 months or on a part-time basis running over 24 months.
Course Fee

Expand+Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is -
€6,130; €3,130 (Year 1 part-time)
€3,130 (Year 2 part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €16,400.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, or another subject relevant to...


Expand+Course Practicalities
• Further details on the programme and our department can be found on our Department of Criminology & Sociology page.

Students are assessed on six taught modules and a dissertation module. Students usually take three modul...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
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+The 90-credit programme has three compulsory modules plus four additional modules as follows:
Core modules:
• CR6012 Key issues in Criminology (10 credits)
• CR6010 Research design and methods (10 credits)
• CR6006 Dissertation on Criminolo...

Assessment Method Each module has an assessment method outlined in the book of modules. The dissertation is expected to be between 15-20,000 words. For learning outcomes see the University Calendar (MA Criminology).
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
Criminology graduates from the MA in Criminology at UCC are attractive to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector. Our programme encourages the development of key proficiencies such as critical th...

Further Enquiries Dr. Kevin Sweeney
+ 353 21 490 2318
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