Course Description

These programs are offered via Open Universities Australia. For further information, contact either of the following areas:

Open Universities Australia (OUA)
Griffith (OUA) Services

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The courses are designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.
The courses introduce social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the course in policing, community development, crime prevention, law and behaviour and social science research methods you will have the opportunity to study electives from criminal justice, research practice, policing, corrections and crime prevention.

Duration

0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 77.9% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 80.7% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.0% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.0% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 6.8% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $81,500 (national average $77,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Griffith University graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 3225

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