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
Applications must be submitted by:
- 31 December for Semester One (February) 2017 entry
- 31 May for Semester Two (July) 2017 entry
It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2016 for Semester 1, 2017 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.
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.