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LLM Criminology and Criminal Justice


Course Description

This programme is based in the UCD Institute of Criminology, the only centre of its kind in Ireland. Crime and punishment are issues of central importance to society and by bringing academic rigour to their examination the Institute contributes to the achievement of national priorities.

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmincriminologycriminaljustice/

Your studies

Students select their own modules from a list that includes: Crime and Society; Advanced Criminological Theory; Victims and International and Transnational Crime. You will also complete a supervised dissertation. The programme provides students with the opportunity to study subjects outside the School of Law, such as History, Sociology and Computer Science.

On completion of your studies, you will have:
- a deep understanding and knowledge of Criminal Justice and Criminology;
- identified legal and policy trends in criminal justice and their impact;
- developed advanced legal research skills;
- increased your ability to communicate the results of research; and,
- an increased ability to identify and analyse problems from a legal perspective.

Studying abroad

The School affords its students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad as part of the Comparative, International and European Law (CIEL) Graduate exchange programme with our partner Universities in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Students participating in the programme will have their dissertations jointly supervised by staff in UCD and in the institution which
they are visiting. Successful completion of the semester abroad will lead to the award of a Certificate in Comparative, International and European Law.

Your future

A specialisation in criminology and criminal justice will be of interest to graduates who want to work in one of the criminal justice agencies and to those working in prisons, probation, policing and the courts. This specialisation will equip you with a head start for a career in criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Features

The Institute of Criminology offers a wide range of modules for the Masters programmes. Modules of especial interest to those undertaking this programme include

- Coercive Confinement provides an overview the incarceration of individuals during the first fifty years of Irish independence, examining accounts of life within institutions whilst offering an explanation for the system’s longevity and the reasons for its decline.

- Crime and Society maps trends in crime and victimisation and relates strategies of crime control to wider societal factors such as a country’s political priorities, policy-making infrastructure and media culture.

- Punishment, Prison and Public Policy examines the response to crime since the mid-1990s which has been characterised an emphasis on prison expansion and explores some of the dilemmas that confront prison systems everywhere.

- Victims reflects on recent initiatives designed to assist victims and help them to participate more fully in the criminal justice process to discuss the rich body of knowledge about victimisation and its remedies.

CIEL

Any student admitted to an LLM programme in the Law School also can apply on a competitive basis to spend their second semester at one of our sister Law Schools:
- University of Antwerp
- Maastricht University
- The University of Mannhein
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
- Universite de Toulouse 1 – Capitole

Students must score 6.5 in IELTS or 90 in the internet TOEFL exams in the relevant language of instruction (English, French or German). Spaces are allocated on a competitive basis. Students who are accepted onto this programme graduate with an LLM and are awarded a certificate in International and Comparative Law (CIEL).

Careers

This programme is well- suited to those interested in legal practice, public service, or any other career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

We have an excellent Careers Development Centre here at UCD, designed to help you with information regarding future employment or studies. UCD hold a number of graduate events throughout the year including a dedicated law fair at which at which many of the big Law firms will be in attendance. The School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on it’s Academic staff, Dr. Oonagh Breen, and a staff member from the careers office will be in attendance at the School of law on a number of occasions throughout the academic year. To see the full range of services offered by the careers office go to http://www.ucd.ie/careers/

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmincriminologycriminaljustice/

Find out how to apply here http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmincriminologycriminaljustice/apply,80087,en.html

Scholarships

The University and UCD Sutherland School of Law have a list of scholarships that are open to Irish, EU and International applicants.
For further information please see http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships
International students may wish to visit: http://www.ucd.ie/international

Why you should choose UCD

In the state-of-the-art UCD Sutherland School of Law, graduate students engage in advanced study with internationally renowned specialists to develop the transformative potential of law.

The School is ranked by the authoritative QS World University Rankings as Ireland's number one law school and amongst the world's 100 leading law schools. Students benefit from the School’s strong links with university partners; businesses; NGOs; and, domestic, EU and international governments.
We place particular emphasis on the quality and breadth of our graduate programmes across Diploma, Masters and Doctoral levels. Our graduate degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis, beginning in either January or September.
We also offer part-time Diploma programmes and single subject certificates with the possibility of securing CPD points and building study up to achieve diploma or masters awards.

Visit the LLM Criminology and Criminal Justice page on the University College Dublin website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Louise Tak Nem Leung

I’ve always been interested in both disciplines of law and psychology, so for me the LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice suited my interests perfectly. My year in UCD has greatly broadened my perspectives and horizons for my future, as the specialisation of this masters in criminology and criminal justice has provided a good platform for future career development opportunities or doctoral studies. UCD has a veryenergetic and student friendly atmosphere and lecturers are extremely supportive and encouraging. I found it really easy to settle in during my studies for this year and I’m currently pursuing a career within the area of restorative justice and the probation services and aiming towards completing a PhD in Law.


(Scholarship)

James Healy Masters Scholarship in Law - Single Award

UCD Sutherland School of Law, with the generous support of James Healy, is pleased to offer a scholarship to fund full-time study in the Masters of Laws (LLM) Programmes in the School of Law. All successful EU applications for the LLM received before May 31st will be considered for the scholarship.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.The scholarship will be in the amount of €5,000 plus a fee waiver (to the value of EU Fee).

Value of Scholarship(s)

€5,000 plus a fee waiver

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours law degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/


(Scholarship)

The Walsh Scholarship in Law - Single Award

UCD Sutherland School of Law, wishes to offer a scholarship to the value of €6000 to partly fund full-time study in a UCD Sutherland School of Law Graduate Taught Masters Programme. All successful EU applications (for any of the School of Law masters programmes) received before May 31st will be considered for the scholarship.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€6000

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date.

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/


(Scholarship)

The School of Law bursary - Single Award

The UCD Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer a bursary of €4000 to fund full time study in the LLM, MCL, MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice), the MSc in International Law and Business.All successful EU applications (for any of the School of Law masters programmes) received before April 30th will be considered for the bursaries.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.Please direct any queries regarding the scholarships and bursaries to Justine McCann by email to [email protected] or by telephone to + 353 1 716 4109
The closing date to be included in the Scholarship and bursary competition is May 31st 2015
All successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the decision of the scholarship committee. No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€4000

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date.

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/



Entry Requirements

Applications will be considered from any of the following: (i) 2.1. or 1st class (or equivalent) degree in Law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component; (ii) Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will normally be admitted only where they can show an exceptionally strong performance in both their undergraduate degree and diploma; (iii) Significant, relevant, practical experience or those with a post-graduate qualification at Masters level or higher in a relevant discipline.

Course Fees

Full-time: €7950 (EU students), €17400 (non-EU students); Part-Time: €3975 (EU Students), €8700 (non-EU students)


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