About the Course
This course is 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 course introduces 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.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a student must:
- hold a three-year bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
- OR hold a Graduate Certificate of Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale).
- A degree equivalent to the discipline of criminology and criminal justice would be one that focused on criminal justice issues, had research methods training and has theory subjects applicable to criminological studies.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:
How To Apply
As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for application to this degree, you can apply onlin
RPL/Credit may be awarded according to Griffith University policies.
Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields.
- Graduates from this course typically pursue careers in criminal justice-related fields