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Code
WD150
Cao points
🛈280 -520
Level
8
Campus
College Street
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is the BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies?Law Finalist

The BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies is a three year degree course designed to equip the student with general knowledge and transferable skills while focusing on the broad theme of criminal justice. It is a multidisciplinary course.

Special Features of the Course

While this course is both inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary in order to help students develop general academic skills, it is designed with those in mind who would like to enter the criminal justice professions and seeks to cater for their specific educational requirements.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Critical Thinking and Academic Skills Applied Forensics
Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies Introduction to Research
Introduction to Psychology Irish Fundamental Rights
Introduction to Sociological Problems Irish Law and Governance 2
Irish Law and Governance 1 Irish Social Policy
Social Policy, Poverty and Social Exclusion The Sociology of Contemporary Ireland
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Applied Criminal Law 1 Applied Criminal Law 2
Child and Family Protection Law Criminology 2
Criminology 1 Criminological Research
Foundations of Ethics: Philosophical and Theological Policy and practice of youth justice in Ireland
Human Rights Law Prison Law
*Elective *Elective
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Introduction to Comparative Criminal Justice Systems Criminal Trials
Personal and Professional Development for Criminal Justice Independent Study for Criminal Justice
Psychology and Crime Policing and The Police
Social Ethics Prisons, punishment and society
Victimology Probation
*Elective *Elective
*Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies 

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies:

 

Graduates from the BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies may find employment in fields such as:

  • The Probation Service

  • The Security Industry

  • The Civil Service

  • An Garda Síochána

  • The Prison Service

  • Research

  • Journalism

  • Non-Governmental Organisations

  • Banking


Follow on Study for BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies graduates 

Taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by Research at WIT or other third-level Colleges.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Applied Criminal Justice Studies

You can choose to spend an extra year (Year 3) where you will undertake a criminal justice placement as part of the academic year. Students who take this option will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Applied Criminal Justice Studies.
 

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Dr. Geraldine Cleere
B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. - Lecturer of Law and Criminology
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