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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Justice and Criminology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain highly sought-after skills in the fields of crime science and crime management.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC223, 079595D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$24,000 per year / $48,000 total
International Fees
$31,680 per year / $63,360 total

About this course

Gain highly sought-after skills in the fields of crime science and crime management.

Designed by leading academics and industry professionals, this program reflects the latest debates, issues and approaches to global, national and local justice activities and processes.

With a strong vocational focus, this program provides you with the advanced skills and knowledge to effectively perform as a justice professional in areas including:

  • criminology
  • management
  • compliance
  • investigation
  • governance
  • human security

This program is designed for students wishing to enter a career in the justice system, as well as for those already working in the industry who wish to update and extend their knowledge. Some courses are offered online, giving you the flexibility to design a study plan to meet your needs.

Graduates will enhance their career opportunities in the justice sector and related fields including policing, customs, corrections and the courts.

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification)

  • undertaken significant work experience or professional practice.

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Graduates of this program will be able to work as critical and reflective practitioners in a variety of professional environments within the public and criminal justice sectors, using a variety of social perspectives and disciplines to advance principles of social justice.

You will be able to demonstrate sensitivity when working in culturally and linguistically diverse environments and lead debate within organisations on criminal justice policy, process and research issues.

You'll be prepared for a career in:

  • policing and prosecution
  • courts management
  • customs and border protection
  • youth justice
  • justice policy
  • law enforcement and policing
  • mediation
  • prisons administration
  • private security firms
  • security management
  • social research