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About

The MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice at Maynooth University gives students the opportunity to develop a specialist knowledge of debates around crime causation and control, within a comparative and international context. 

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Overview

Criminology can be described as the study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system.

Students undertake a wide variety of modules which aim to combine theoretical concepts with real-world problems such as terrorism and organised crime in this Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice programme.

As a student in  Maynooth University  you will be part of our vibrant community of students and scholars working in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Our expert academic team, drawing on their extensive research and professional experience, deliver an interdisciplinary programme with a strong emphasis on enhanced research skills. These skills are highly sought-after by employers in the area. There is a strong focus on employability throughout the programme, including opportunities for student placements with criminal justice organisations and civil society.

Career Options

The programme will allow students to build upon their existing qualifications with a view to accessing positions within the justice and security field, with the additional advantage that students will be provided with a genuinely international and comparative outlook. Graduates may go on to work in careers within An Gardaí Síochána, the security industry, data analytics, probation, the prison service, the civil service, research institutes, academia, the NGO sector, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • International Criminal Law
  • Comparative Penal Policy
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Comparative Youth Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a recognised primary degree that is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Applicants must have obtained an honours degree (minimum 2nd class honour) in law or a cognate discipline, such as criminology, social policy, sociology, politics, history, psychology etc). 
  • A personal statement of up to 1,000 words outlining why an applicant is suitable for the programme should be included as part of an application. This personal statement will form part of the assessment by the Admissions Committee. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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