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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Bachelor's Degree
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4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 24,926
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,807

About this course

The extensive and intergrated courses of both Law, Psychology and Management units provide a well-balanced, encompassing approach to understanding the complexities of the criminal justice system and crime in modern society.

Experience a practical approach during work placements in social impact and community services while under experts from the School of Law who are accredited publishers worldwide in other disciplines like Sociology, Politics, Public Administration, Psychology and Management.

Entry Requirements

CAO Minimum Points Entry 2017: 402

Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with minimum 6 subjects

  • Two H5 grades
  • Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades; OR
  • Four H7 (Higher Level) grades
  • minimum Grade H3 in French or German or Irish or Spanish

*Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

**Grade F6 for Foundation Mathematics also satisfies minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

** Additional requirements specific to certain elective subjects/ discipline may be required, determined by individual departments.


Year 1

Autumn Semester

  • Legal System and Method
  • Criminal Law 1
  • Intro to Sociology 1
  • Ideas & Concepts in Public Administration
  • Introduction to Government & Politics

Spring Semester

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law 2
  • Intro to Sociology 2
  • Civil & Public Service
  • Modern European Public Thought

Year 2

Autumn Semester

  • Constitutional Law 1
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Classic Sociological Theory
  • Para-governmental Organisations
  • Government and Politics of Ireland

Spring Semester

  • Constitutional Law 2
  • Administrative Law
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Principles of Organisational Behavior
  • Government and Politics of the EU

Year 3

Autumn Semester

  • Co-operative Work Placement

Spring Semester

  • Law of Evidence
  • Human Rights
  • Inequality and Social Exclusion
  • Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
  • Public Policy Processes

Year 4

Autumn Semester

  • Child Law
  • Advanced Lawyering 1 (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Media Law
  • Change Management
  • Psychology and Everyday Life

Spring Semester

  • Jurisprudence
  • Law & Psychology
  • Final Year Project
  • Public Administration in Democratic States
  • Psychology and Social Issues

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