Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Criminology

2 years full time (200 points); 1.5 years full time (150 points); 1 year full time (100 points)(part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International
Semester 1 & 2 entry
Course CRICOS code:055074E

The Master of Criminology is a cutting-edge criminology program that critically engages with crime, criminal law and criminal justice in local and global contexts. From international crimes, like terrorism and genocide, to local issues, such as indigenous justice and injustice, the program exposes students to the latest theoretical and practical advances in these fields.

Students will take a suite of core subjects focusing on international crime and justice, counter-terrorism, criminal justice research and evaluation, and new developments in criminological theory and practice. Optional subjects focus on organisational crime and deviance, genocide and human rights, crime prevention, drug use and policy, punishment and contemporary punitiveness, cultural representations of crime and indigenous justice and settler-colonialism. By bringing together the insights of a range of disciplines (from socio-legal studies to history to politics to sociology) to consider crime, harm and justice, the program draws on the strengths of traditional criminological approaches. However, it also pushes the boundaries of traditional approaches, by mapping, understanding and theorising crime in its domestic, national and global forms.

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Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.

Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
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Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:

Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2018:

Duration indicated is maximum course duration. May be completed in less EFTSL depending upon academic background and/or relevant work experience.

Commonwealth Supported Places

A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.

Calculate the indicative CSP total course fee

Australian Fee Places

If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.

The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.

Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.

More information about fees for domestic graduate students.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more