DIT MA in Criminology
Venue: DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 [map]
MA Criminology Induction (2013-14) for incoming students will take place on Tuesday 10th September 2013 from 1500-1730 in Mountjoy Square.
From September 2014 the MA in Criminology will relocate to Grangegorman
Criminology is an exciting inter-disciplinary subject that draws on sociology, psychology and law to focus on issues such as the causes of crime, the meaning of crime and societal reactions to crime. The MA in Criminology in DIT provides students with a strong theoretical grounding in, and understanding of, contemporary criminological issues as well as advanced training in research skills.
The first of its kind in Ireland, the programme has attracted many students working in the broad criminal justice area. It is highly relevant for practitioners such as lawyers, gardai, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, youth workers and related professionals. The programme will also provide a good grounding for those seeking to pursue careers in research in the broad social sciences field or for those seeking to pursue higher qualifications (such MPhil or PhD degrees).
Why study criminology at DIT?
- City centre location
- Classes held in the evening
- Staff expertise
- Small class size and individual attention
- Remote access to a wide range of criminological journals
- Excellent student support and services
Full-time: 1 year, approx 7 contact hrs. per week plus dissertation
Part-time: 2 years, approx 3.5 contact hrs. per week plus dissertation
In semester one, full-time students shall attend lectures on Tuesday (4 - 7pm, Criminological Theory) and Thursday (5 - 7pm, Research Methods). In the second semester lectures run on Tuesdays (4 - 8pm) and Wednesdays (4 - 8pm). Some options may require attendance on additional days. Part-time students shall attend lectures on Tuesdays (4 - 7pm) and/or Wednesdays (4 - 8pm) in Year 1. This will change to Wednesdays and/or Thursdays (5 - 7pm) in Year 2. Timetables may be subject to amendment due to staff and room re-allocations.
The fees for 2012/13 are:
DT568 - MA in Criminology (Full Time): €5,150 + capitation
DT550 - MA in Criminology (Part Time): €2,700 + capitation
This programme is eligible for tax relief in 2011/12 under Section 473A Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 [details].
Applicants will normally hold a second class honours degree (Level 8), lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of social science, law, sociology, psychology or cognate discipline. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, but who have significant professional or vocational experience in the criminal justice system shall also be considered. In addition to an application form, this latter category may also be asked to present for interview.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for this programme, satisfying the minimum entry requirement may not guarantee applicants a place. Applications will be assessed based on academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience.
Course team and Student Handbook
For more information, contact:
Programme Chair, Dr. Matt Bowden,
tel.: 01-402 4230
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