Maynooth University Department of Law has announced a new MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice. The new postgraduate taught degree will commence from September 2016.
The MA will reflect the increasing importance of the study of crime and criminal justice in a globalising world through its focus on comparative issues. The MA programme will offer modules in qualitative and quantitative research methods, while also imparting theoretical awareness of key issues in comparative criminology such as the aims of comparison, the different schools of thought on comparative criminological research and the impact of globalisation. In addition, students will be provided with an opportunity to pursue their own particular interests in the comparative field through a choice of two (out of four) optional modules and through the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation.
Further information on the programme will be available in the coming months. Maynooth University, located outside of Dublin, is Ireland’s youngest and fastest-growing law school. The MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice offers an innovative perspective on these issues, using the expertise of Law Department staff.