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Criminology

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

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.

Please note:

  • Mid-year entry is not available for this specialisation.
  • 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.

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
  • thesis subject (50 points)
  • one core subject (12.5 points)
  • elective subjects (25 points)

Total 100 points

Please note: Students must enrol in the thesis CRIM40008 Criminology Thesis Part 1 and CRIM40009 Criminology Thesis Part 2 over two consecutive semesters

Subject Options

Compulsory Subject

12.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar
February
12.5

Thesis Subject

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CRIM40008 Criminology Thesis Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
CRIM40009 Criminology Thesis Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Core Subject

12.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CRIM40002 Qualitative Research Methods
Semester 1
12.5

Elective Subjects

25 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CRIM40003 Drugs and Justice
Semester 1
12.5
CRIM40005 Punishment and Detention: New Challenges
July
12.5
CRIM90004 Taming Business? Crime, Law and Politics
Semester 1
12.5
CRIM90007 Genocide, State Crime and the Law Not available in 2019 12.5
CRIM90008 Sovereignty, Justice, Indigenous Peoples Not available in 2019 12.5
CRIM90009 Judging Crime
Semester 1
12.5
CRIM90010 Crime Prevention: Critical Approaches
August
12.5
CRIM90011 Research and Criminal Justice Governance
Semester 1
12.5
CRIM90015 Terror, Law and War
Semester 2
12.5
CRIM90016 Doing Structural Justice: Clinic
July
12.5
CRIM90017 Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation
May
12.5
CRIM90018 Making Sense of Crime and Justice
Semester 1
12.5
CRIM90019 Advances in Criminological Research
Semester 2
12.5
CRIM90020 Crime, Culture & the Media
March
12.5
CRIM90030 Criminology & Sociology Internship Pt 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CRIM90031 Criminology & Sociology Internship Pt 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CRIM90035 Victims
Semester 2
12.5
MULT90052 Greco-Roman Governance and Public Policy Not available in 2019 6.25
POLS40002
POLS40004

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/ssps

Last updated: 4 October 2019