BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Criminal Justice Studies

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        271 - 446
College Street
3 years
180 ECTS

What is the BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies?

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.


Law Finalist

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Sociological ProblemsIntroduction to Management
Introduction to PsychologyIntroduction to Research
Critical & Creative ThinkingIntroduction to Employment Law
Irish State & EU StructuresIrish Legal System
Foundations of Irish LawAspects of Family Law
Introduction to Criminal LawThe Sociology of Contemporary Ireland
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Foundations of Ethics: Philosophical & TheologicalSocial Ethics
Criminology 1Criminology 2
Irish Fundamental RightsHuman Rights Law
Incarceration & the LawLegal Research
VictimologyPolicing & the Police
*Elective *Elective
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Applied Criminal Law 1 Applied Criminal Law 2
Ethnicity & Criminal JusticePractical Management
Organisational Psychology Applied Criminal Evidence
Introduction to Personal & Professional DevelopmentApplied Forensics
Theory of Criminal Evidence*Elective
*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.

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