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1 year

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Full Time / Part Time / DL Online

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About the course

A stimulating and demanding programme, involving intensive learning in small groups, the Master of criminal law and criminology will equip you with an advanced understanding of crime and criminal justice, comprising courses in criminological theory, the study of criminal justice, and training in research design and methodology.

The MSc is comprised of compulsory courses, optional subjects and a dissertation.


The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Centre for Criminology and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Centre for Criminology.


The Criminological Theories and Criminal Justice course assessment will either be conducted by timed examination or submission.

Research methods courses are examined by means of an assessment to be submitted at the end of the relevant term. These courses also have some term-time assignments which are assessed on a pass/fail basis.

All other options are examined by means of an assessed essay, also to be submitted at the end of the term in which the option runs.

Career Pathways

The Master of criminal law and criminology draws on many disciplines and has many applications. People who have studied criminology work in a number of areas and for a host of organizations. You will find criminologists hard at work in the following places: Criminal justice agencies; Non-criminal justice state agencies; Government policy and politics; Border protection and intelligence agencies; Local government; Research institutions; Non-government organizations (NGOs); Consumer groups and advocacy organizations; Private companies.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations.

Course unit details

You will study a total of 180 credits during the course.


The university is open to all students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Copy and original of Secondary, University Certificates and Transcripts
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Application Letter
  • CV and Experience Letter
  • Admission fee $
  • Passport sized photos
  • File
  • Pass entry exams.

Semester One

Subject Code

Subject Name


comparative criminal justice research methods


human rights and criminal law in context


Semester Two

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Subject Name


law, politics and society


prosecution and diversion


Semester Three

Subject Code

Subject Name


public private policing


punishment and prisons


Semester Four

Subject Code

Subject Name


Research proposal


criminal justice thesis


Master Thesis

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