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Criminology with Security Studies

Course Description

This one-year course is an ideal preparation for all aspects of the security world or for students with an interest in pursuing a career in An Garda Siochana or the Defence Forces. This course also gives students an opportunity to study in the highly specialised areas of security or criminology.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Security Industry Procedures/Retail Security
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have the Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate. Mature students are also welcome. Programmes are open to male and female applicants.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview.

Work Experience

One day a week will be spent in the security field. This will introduce and prepare students for employment in their chosen areas and enable them to form links within the security industry.

Career Opportunities

Successful students will satisfy PSA qualifying criteria for certain licences which will enable students to work in some parts of the security industry.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
The qualification can be used to progress to diploma and degree programmes in IT's and Universities.

Course Fees

Fees of €150 apply on registration. Details of all other college fees are available from the college office.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • A QQI (Level 5) award in Security Studies – 5M2110

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click "Apply Now" on various parts of this web page.

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