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
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 (CSPs)

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts.

Australian Fee Places (AF)

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to deduct course costs from taxable income: see the ATO website for further information.

How course fees are calculated

Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.

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