Please be advised that the Criminology Specialisation does not accept applications for mid-year admission. Candidates can only commence in Semester 1.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) allows you to undertake a minor research subject and coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level. This course is equivalent to an Arts Honours program when the thesis component is taken. It serves as prerequisite entry to a Masters by Research or PhD for those who have not completed a four-year Arts (Honours) degree in the relevant area.
- Students must enrol in the thesis CRIM40008 Criminology Thesis Part 1 and CRIM40009 Criminology Thesis Part 2 over two consecutive semesters.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation should:
- have a rounded knowledge of criminological theory regarding the nature of crime and its control;
- acquire skills in research procedures for the analysis of criminological issues, including the ability to plan and organise research;
- gain an understanding of major elements of public policy debates relating to crime and its control, especially as these impact upon various parts of the criminal justice system;
- develop an overview of the emerging alternatives posed for organising various aspects of the criminal justice system; and
- receive instruction and advice, and have experience, in writing a preparatory research thesis on a criminological topic.
Last updated: 5 May 2021