Law & Criminology

This programme will introduce to you to a wide range of careers in the legal and criminal justice system in Ireland, providing with you with a foundation to progress onto many options. You will study the causes of crime, the different types of crime and the legal and criminal justice system in Ireland. You will also learn about criminal motivation, the underlying causes of crime, and means of justice and rehabilitation.

You can progress to a range of careers from this course, both in the state and private sector. Your options are many, and include progression to legal careers, an Gárda Síochána, Prison Service, Parole and Rehabilitation services, the Security Industry and Surveillance. In addition, this course will provide you with a wide range of transferable skills that will support many other careers paths.

What Makes This Course Special

  • In-depth study of law and criminology
  • Foundation to many careers
  • Highly experienced legal team
  • Study visits to work contexts
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Business Law
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Gárda Síochána
  • Prison Service
  • Parole Service
  • Corporate Law
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Professional

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies 5M3789


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 415702

Course Coordinator: David Morey

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.