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Criminology (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme will examine the area of criminology, in particular criminal behaviour and criminal law. It will give students the knowledge, skill and competence of the principles and practice underpinning criminal law and the application of criminal law in legal practice.

  • Child Development
  • Communications
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Work Experience
  • Criminal Law

Modules are subject to change. 

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. 

Dublin City University (DCU): DC209 Health & Society (Level 8)

Maynooth University: MH101 Arts (Criminology), MH502 Law & Criminology (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford: SE406 Criminal Justice Studies (Level 8)

University College Dublin: DN620 Criminology & Psychology (Level 8), DN600 Law with Social Justice (Level 8)


**QQI Maths Module required or Leaving Certificate Maths 

For further information, please email Elaine on 057 9349471 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee. (Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.)

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.

Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Community Health Services

Duration: One year –  September 2024 to May 2025