The aim of this course is develop knowledge and skills relating to behaviour and attitudes that influence our role in social systems/IT systems in the work place, community and societal contexts.
Forensics & Criminology: Digital forensics or ‘cyber security’ is the practice of collecting, analysing, and reporting on information found on computers and networks, which can be applied in law enforcement and investigations, in commercial, private, or institutional applications, and in the context of cyber-security..
- Leaving Cert or its equivalent is advised.
- Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.
Programme of Study
- Database Methods
- Information & Communication Systems
- Research & Study Skills
- Criminal Law
- Personal & Professional Development
Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course.
Career opportunities following Forensics/Psychology area employment in the justice sector: advocacy worker, garda siochana, addiction services and outside the justice sector: TUSLA/HSE, research work, youth work.
Those choosing the Forensics/Cyber Security routes would have career opportunities ranging from law enforcement to commerce and cyber-security.
This programme has strong progression into Higher Education Institutions depending on the strand chosen by the learner:
Progression to the following Degree courses:
TUD: TU758 – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
TUD: TU863 – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
TUD: TU864 – DNA and Forensics Analysis
MIE: CM020 – Early Childhood Education
MIE: CM010 – Education Studies