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:
- 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.
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.