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.
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.
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- Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Professional Development
- Research Methods in Criminology
- International Criminal Law
- Comparative Penal Policy
- Comparative Criminology
- Comparative Youth Justice
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- 12 months
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- 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.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.