Course Description

Criminology, Psychology with Law

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course aims to introduce students, who have an interest in criminal behaviour and criminal law,
to the knowledge that will help them to fully explore and understand the way in which we think about and manage
crime related issues in Ireland.
On completion of this course, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will allow them to progress
smoothly to third level options.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Criminology
• Criminal Law
• Legal Practice and Procedures
• Applied Psychology
• Human Growth and Development
• Word Processing
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Safety and Health at Work
• Behavioural Studies

• Level 5 Community Health Services (5M4468)

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Course Code 5M4468
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care, Psychology Courses
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Applied Psychology, Psychological Studies, Psychology and Criminology at Universities and IT’s including Maynooth, IADT, NCI and UCC. Students can also progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in DNA and Forensic Analysis at TUD Tallaght or Applied Social Care at TUD City Campus. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Future areas of employment can include research positions, working within the social care or legal systems, working in the field of psychology. Alternatively, students may progress directly into employment. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Maynooth: MH101 Arts-Criminology Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) UCC: CK113 Criminology (Level 8, 3 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIM: MH502 Law and Criminology (Level 8, 3 Years) TUD: BA Counselling and Psychotherapy Degree (Mature Students only) (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK120 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) TUS Athlone: US925 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM102 Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM002 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY104 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY101 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 3-4 Years) SETU Carlow / Waterford: SE205 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) SE200 Psychology - Arts (Level 8, 3 Years)
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