Criminal Law (Taster Course)

Criminal Law from DLSP
Professional / Short Course
8 Weeks x 1 Evening
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of a crime, both in social and strict legal terms.

This singular module aims to introduce students to the social and legal nature of crimes and provide them with an understanding of the elements of a crime. It will also provide an understanding of the elements of a crime.


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated programmes.

Why Study Criminal Law at Griffith College

The Criminal Law from DLSP course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over an 8-week period. This course is for any individuals wishing to specialise in criminal law.

  • You will become familiar with a number of specific offences, particularly offences against the person, offences against property, public order offences and inchoate offences.
  • You will gain an in-depth knowledge of possible defences to criminal charges.
  • You will learn to outline the main categories of crimes by corporate bodies.
  • You will gain confidence in applying criminal law theory to different factual situations.
  • Option to further your studies in this area by pursuing our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • January 2025* 


*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable for course dates.

Course Details

Criminal Law

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • The Elements of a Crime
  • Complicity
  • Offences against the Person
  • Offences against Property
  • Public Order Offences
  • Inchoate Offences
  • Defences
  • Corporate Crime
  • Constitutional Rights

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


January 2025

Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date.

Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Min. 5 OD3's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

New Leaving Cert:

Min. 5 O6/H7's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

How to Apply

Directly apply to Griffith College Professional Academy


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 475.00


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