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Master of Criminology (274AB) // Course structure

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Course structure

Students are required to complete the program requirements/structure from the year that they commenced their program. All compulsory, core and capstone subjects must be completed to be eligible to graduate from the program.

200 Point Program

Duration: 2 years full-time/ up to 4 years part-time

First 50 points of the program:

  • one core subject (12.5 points)
  • foundation subjects (37.5 points)

and

Coursework Only Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
  • graduate elective subjects (112.5 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
  • POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar (12.5 points)
  • minor thesis parts 1 and 2 (37.5 points)
  • graduate elective subjects (62.5 points)

150 Point Program

Duration: 1.5 years full-time/ up to 3 years part-time

Coursework Only Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
  • elective subjects (112.5 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
  • POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar (12.5 points)
  • minor thesis part 1 and 2 (37.5 points)
  • elective subjects (62.5 points)

100 point program

Duration: 1 year full-time/ up to 3 years part-time

Coursework Only Option:

  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • elective subjects (75 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar (12.5 points)
  • minor thesis part 1 and 2 (37.5 points)
  • elective subjects (25 points)

Capstone Requirement:

Capstone subject options must be completed in the final hundred points of the program. All students are required to complete one Capstone subject option (at least 25 points). This requirement cannot be waived or replaced in any circumstances.

Capstone Stream 1: CRIM90030 Criminology and Sociology Internship Part 1 and CRIM90031 Criminology and Sociology Internship Part 2 (Total 25 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and skills to solve problems that arise in professional contexts and develop an integrated understanding of theory and practice

Capstone Stream 2: CRIM90028 Criminology Thesis Part 1 and CRIM90029 Criminology Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points total)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a specific criminology research question

Capstone Stream 3: CRIM90010 Crime Prevention: Critical Approaches (12.5 points) and CRIM90017 Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation (12.5 points)

Purpose: an opportunity to develop an understanding of issues arising from mass violence across a range of international examples and an opportunity to explore innovation in crime prevention policies and practice.

External Subject Rule

Student may undertake an external subject (not listed within the program structure) with the permission of the program and subject coordinator. All external subject requests must be for the elective subject requirement, not as a compulsory, core or capstone subject. The maximum external subjects allowed are as follows:

  • 200 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (2 years): maximum 25 points.
  • 150 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1.5 years): maximum 12.5 points.
  • 100* point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1 year): 12.5 points
  • 50*^ point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (0.5 years): 0 points.

* GC-ARTS, GD-ARTS, GCA-ARTS and GDA-ARTS students are not normally granted permission to undertake external subjects towards their degree.

^ Exception: Students admitted to 50 point programs may apply to take LING90002, Presenting Academic Discourse, as an external subject.

Please note that advanced standing contributes to a student’s remaining points undertaken at University of Melbourne, and may affect how many points the student can undertake outside the enrolled program.

For policies that govern this degree, see the Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Library. Students also should also refer to information in the Enrolment and Timetabling Policy.