About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'make an enquiry' on http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/2-master-of-criminology
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Criminology should be able to:
- Judge the multi-faceted social, political, legal and historical circumstances in which offending, victimisation and criminalisation occur;
- Appraise the theory and practice of different social, legal, government and policy responses to crime (across time and throughout the world) and of the roles of relevant institutions, actors and processes;
- Critique recent advances in criminological theory and knowledge;
- Identify relevant theoretical perspectives, criminological knowledge and multidisciplinary insights and apply them to concrete situations;
- Combine criminological theory and knowledge to formulate and evaluate creative and practical solutions to contemporary crime and justice issues;
- Locate, evaluate, synthesise and succinctly communicate complex and interdisciplinary knowledge on crime and criminal justice and develop persuasive and rigorous arguments and analysis;
- Interpret and present qualitative and quantitative data and design and conduct research projects;
- Evaluate the production of criminal justice knowledge and demonstrate the ability to evaluate it;
- Demonstrate proficiency in key professional skills, including teamwork, the ability to work to deadlines, the capacity to effectively translate academic research into practice, reflexive oral and written presentation skills with a sensitivity to diverse audiences, experience in drafting briefs, policy papers and reports, and planning and organisational capabilities;
- Develop and utilise an applied and experiential knowledge of criminology and criminal justice, gained through a variety of learning experiences such as case studies, industry projects, internships, research and policy design and exposure to industry professionals and settings;
- Weigh the ethics, effects and impact of crime and criminal justice interventions on individuals, groups and communities.
On completion of this subject, students should have:
- developed a comprehensive knowledge of theories of crime, deviance and social control;
- acquired advanced skills in research including ability to summarise and critically assess relevant material; to develop persuasive and cogent argumentation; and to collect and analyse suitable data;
- exhibited a capacity to plan and execute research, ideas, and to present sophisticated arguments and ideas in systematic and coherent ways;
- emerged with a thorough understanding of relevant policy and social contexts; and
- developed the ability to consider issues from a range of perspectives and within local, national and international contexts.
- An in-depth knowledge of both the disciplinary foundations and new perspectives within the field of criminology and appreciation of contemporary challenges for criminological research;
- The ability to develop creative and practical solutions to a range of issues and problems;
- Skills of evaluative thinking, argumentation and persuasion built on evidence, research, and analysis.
- A knowledge and appreciation of issues concerning crime and victimisation at local, national and global level and their impact on communities;
- An ability to work with others, and a willingness to lead in challenging environments;
- A commitment to making a difference in solving some of the enduring problems of contemporary society.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Independent thinkers who can work in diverse groups and appreciate alternative perspectives;
- Ethical and committed individuals with a sense of personal and professional integrity;
- Passionate problem solvers who seek out new knowledge and creative thinking.
Last updated: 29 January 2023