In 2007, the National Crime Council agreed to sponsor an award to the most outstanding student in the year in the case of the MA in Criminology programme at the Department of Social Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology.
The MA in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Dublin Institute of Technology is the first postgraduate taught programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. The programme provides a grounding for those seeking to pursue a career in research and/or policy making or for those seeking to pursue higher qualifications (such as MPhil or PhD degrees). It is also targeted at those working in, or aspiring to work in, the criminal justice field including lawyers, gardaí, court officers, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, youth workers and related professionals. The MA is a one year full-time or two year part-time modularised programme. Core modules include Criminological Theory, Research Methods and the Criminal Justice System and optional modules include courses in Penal Policy, Policing, Sentencing, Victimology and Youth Offending & Youth Justice Perspectives. The programme is delivered in the evening and offers flexible off-site learning facilities for individuals working full-time in the criminal justice area.
The Student of the Year for 2006-2007 was Mr. Brian Farrell (BCL, Dip. (Policing Studies), MA). Brian completed the programme while serving as a member of the Garda Síochána based at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin. In honour of his achievement, Garda Farrell was presented with a one thousand euro cheque at a presentation ceremony held in the National Crime Council offices on 3rd March 2008.
For further information contact:
Dr. Mairead Seymour, Programme Co-ordinator, phone: 01-4024133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From left to right: Dr. Kevin Lalor (Head of Department, Social Sciences, DIT), Dr. Dorothy Watson
(National Crime Council), Garda Brian Farrell, Dr. Mairead Seymour (MA Programme Co-ordinator, DIT)
and Gráinne McMorrow S.C. (National Crime Council).