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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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Qualification : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH70J

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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Criminology can be described as the study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. The MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice gives students the opportunity to develop a specialist knowledge of debates around crime causation and control, within a comparative and international context. Students undertake a wide variety of modules which aim to combine theoretical concepts with real-world problems such as terrorism and organised crime.

As a student in Maynooth 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.

Commences
September

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which 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, sociology, social policy, social studies, history, politics, psychology, etc. The Department will assess applications where the applicants do not reach this minimum level of qualifications in line with the University’s policy on recognition of prior experiential learning. The programme will also be accessible to international students from all jurisdictions, as no prior knowledge of the common law is required.

Minimum English language requirements:

•             IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score

•             TOEFL (Paper based test): 585

•             TOEFL (Internet based test): 95

•             PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

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Students must complete 60 credits in total. Full-time students complete 30 taught credits in each semester. Outside of a small number of compulsory modules, students may choose any combination of modules they wish.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

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.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH70J

The following documents be uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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