Healthcare Department

Criminology & Psychology

Community and Health Services 5M4468

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand: 

  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Behavioural Studies

WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY?

This one-year course aims to introduce students, who have an interest in criminal behaviour and criminal law, to the knowledge that will help them to fully explore and understand the way in which we think about and administer crimes in Ireland. On completion of this course, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will  allow them to progress smoothly to third level options.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Applied Psychology, Psychological Studies, Psychology, and Criminology at Universities and IT’s including Maynooth, IADT, NCI and UCC. Students can also progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in DNA and Forensic Analysis at TU Dublin – Tallaght or Applied Social Care at TU Dublin – City Campus. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Future areas of employment can include Research positions, working within the social care or legal systems, working in the field of Psychology. Alternatively, students may progress directly into employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

Criminology


NUIM:
MH101 ARTS – Criminology Studies
(Level 8, 3 Years)

UCC:
CK113 Criminology
(Level 8, 3 Years)

TU Dublin – Tallaght:
TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis
(Level 8, 3 Years)

Psychology


NUIM:
MH101 ARTS – Psychological Studies
(Level 8, 3 Years)

TU Dublin – City Campus:
TU996 Social Care
(Level 8, 3 Years)

IADT:
DL825 Applied Psychology
(Level 8, 4 Years)

NCI:
NC010 Psychology
Level 8, 3 Years)

NUIM:
MH106 Psychology
(Level 8, 3 Years)

COURSE FEES

Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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