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Serious Crime Investigation

University of Limerick
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
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Program description

Serious Crime Investigation MA

The Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation is a one-year, full-time program designed for graduates of the level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Serious Crime Investigation, accredited by the University of Limerick or an equivalent program. The degree is ideally suited to members of an Garda Síochána who are looking to capitalize on their existing expertise in the field of modern policing and develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues which surround serious crime investigation.

Objectives

  • To allow graduates of the level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Serious Crime Investigation to capitalise on their existing expertise and develop an advanced and integrated understanding of serious crime investigation;
  • To enhance the legal analytical skills of students by requiring them to undertake a significant independent research dissertation (15,000 words) on an important aspect of serious crime investigation;
  • To instruct students in the use of both traditional and technological legal research resources, and to provide them the opportunity of applying those skills in the completion of a substantial original research project;
  • To provide students with the opportunity and skills for independent legal research and self-directed learning;
  • To enhance students' career opportunities, including the provision of the knowledge and skills required to advance to doctoral degree studies, if desired.

Admission requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of a second class honours in the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Serious Crime Investigation, accredited by the University of Limerick or an equivalent program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The MA in Serious Crime will take the form of distance learning whereby students will complete a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words on an aspect of serious crime investigation under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in the area of criminal justice.

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

The MA Degree in Serious Crime Investigation attracts individuals interested in interrogating modern investigative policing practice in light of contemporary legal debates with a view to gaining the analytical skills necessary for a challenging and rewarding career in the field of serious crime investigation.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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