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.
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 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|
|Semester 3||Semester 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|
|Semester 5||Semester 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|
|*Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT|
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
The Probation Service
The Security Industry
The Civil Service
An Garda Síochána
The Prison Service
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.