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5M2181 Criminology including Social Studies

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies 5M2181 Child Protection First Aid Safe Talk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Mariena Kelly

The Criminology including Social Studies Courses offers a broad introduction to the criminal justice system in Ireland, exploring the causes of crime, the different types of crime, criminal motivation and the underlying societal causes of crime. The course is designed to enable students to develop the personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and competencies required to progress and pursue a career in the criminal justice and social care sectors, either through advancement to third level, or by going directly into employment. The course combines a focus on Criminology with a broad foundation in Social Studies.

Employment Opportunities

Direct employment into social, educational and community services such as:
  • Social and Voluntary Services
  • Family and Community Services
  • Residential Care Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Adolescent and Child Residential Services

Education Progression

Below are some examples of further progression options with this QQI level 5 award in Social Studies including Criminology  including Social Studies
Maynooth University BCL (LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY) MH502 – Level 8
UCD Social Policy and Sociology Level 8 DN750
DCU Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation Level 8 DC238
Maynooth University Social Science Level 8 MH107
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Applied Social Studies in Social Care Level 8 BN107
TU Dublin City Campus Social Care Level 8 DT 571
TU Dublin Tallaght Social Care Practice Level 8 TA025
IADT Applied Psychology Level 8 DL825

For a more detailed list of progression options please

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change