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150 Point Master of Criminology

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The Master of Criminology offers a curriculum that reflects cutting edge theory while providing specialist training for enhanced professional purposes, usually to graduates working in the fields of criminology, the criminal justice system and social policy and research relating to these areas, but may also be taken for general interest. This course does not necessarily lead to higher degree study, however high achieving students may qualify for entry to a masters by research or PhD.

Students will study contemporary global and local problems such as drug use, international crime, transitional justice, white-collar crime and Indigenous politics, with an emphasis both on the latest criminological knowledge and on new law and policy responses to them. They will understand criminal justice as a contested area of social practice, and the ways in which a public criminology can rethink ways of responding to crime.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Criminology should:

  • develop a comprehensive knowledge of theories of crime, deviance and social control;
  • acquire advanced skills in research including ability to summarise and critically assess relevant theory and to collect and analyse relevant data;
  • exhibit a capacity to plan and execute original research, and to present sophisticated arguments and ideas in systematic and coherent ways;
  • emerge with a thorough understanding of relevant policy and political issues; and
  • have the capacity to engage in further higher degree research.
Last updated: 16 November 2018