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CK113
Criminology (4 yrs for International Pathway)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 - 4 years
Duration of course
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412

2017 Points

412

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The programme provides a strong intellectual background for anyone thinking of working in culturally sensitive areas such as policing, social work, journalism, politics, research, care, health and justice agencies, support groups, prisons, charities, film or television.

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Crime, deviance, morality, conflict, censure and justice are combined with philosophy, history, cultural studies and a language to give an exceptional breadth and depth of perspective and context. It is a window on the world, one of insight into human diversity in complex societies, a textured view of our propensity to err, conflict, blame and punish.


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CK113 - Criminology (4 yrs for International Pathway)
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC

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CK113 - Criminology (4 yrs for International Pathway)
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
  5M5151  Performing Arts
  5M5162  Media Engineering
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M2382  Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
  6M4385  Retail Management
BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M4749  Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
BALBX  6M4985  Business


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Students on this course can develop their critical thinking, comparative and cultural analysis, grasp of the role of history, the basis of moral justifications, statistics, and a range of research methods. This skill set is invaluable for sensitive occupations such as policing, prisons, probation, social work, social administration, security work, charities, journalism, television, film, internet and traditional publishing, politics and community development.



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