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University of Melbourne

  • 37% international / 63% domestic

Master of Criminology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Broaden your knowledge through core subjects focusing on international crime and justice, terrorism, criminal justice research and evaluation, and criminological theory and practice. It equips you with a sophisticated appreciation of global trends in crime and criminal justice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
055074E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul

About this course

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.

Study locations

Parkville

What you will learn

200 point program (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)

This is our most popular program for those who have completed undergraduate study. No experience is necessary.

  • 12.5 points of Core subjects (to be completed in first 50 points of program)
  • 37.5 points of Foundation subjects (to be completed in first 50 points of program)
  • 37.5 points of Compulsory subjects
  • 112.5 points of Elective subjects (Coursework only)

OR

  • 62.5 points of Elective subjects and 50 points of Thesis subjects (Minor Thesis option)

Career pathways

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

How to apply

Domestic student application deadlines