Broaden your knowledge through core subjects focusing on international crime and justice, terrorism, criminal justice research and evaluation, and criminological theory and practice. The Master of Criminology program exposes you to the latest theoretical and practical advances in criminology from international crimes - like terrorism and genocide - to local issues - like Indigenous justice and injustice.
This cutting-edge course is taught by experts working at the forefront of national, international and comparative research. It equips you with a sophisticated appreciation of global trends in crime and criminal justice.
Who is it for?
Master of Criminology is designed for students wishing to extend their cognate undergraduate degree, or for people already working in social policy and justice who want to enhance their knowledge. You can further your knowledge in organisational crime, drug use and policy, corruption, crime prevention, and human rights. If you want to build on your transferable skills in research and research design, this course equips you with the abilities to collect, analyse and theorise data. It also suits those wishing to undertake an internship at a domestic or global criminal justice agency. The program assists you to develop your own industry networks by gaining hands-on experience in criminal justice practice, and through offering opportunities to meet a wide-range of criminal justice professionals.
Where will it take me?
On graduation from the Master of Criminology, you'll be ready for work in professional fields including:
- Government administration with an emphasis on crime and justice
- Legal services particularly with Indigenous and other disadvantaged populations
- Local government agencies concerned with community safety
- Social justice research and action agencies
Graduates are employed in a variety of roles anchored in policy and applied research, including with the:
- Australian Drug Foundation
- Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
- Sentencing Advisory Council Victoria
- Victorian Department of Justice
- The Red Cross
- 31 May, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake*
- 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
- 31 May, 2019 for Semester 2, 2019 intake
- Scholarship deadline
It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.
- Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
- For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.
*Please note: This is a late application closing date. Submitting your application during this period may impact on your ability to receive a visa in time for commencement of classes. The Department of Home Affairs suggests submitting your visa application no later than 6 weeks before class commencement to avoid late commencement, and no earlier than 3 months before you are due to commence. Please see the Future students website for more details
Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2018 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2018 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.