Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The courses are 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 courses introduce 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.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice Stream A students must complete two core units MCCJ7005(double unit) and MCCJ7022 plus five electives for a total of seven units (including one double unit).

To qualify for the award of Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice Stream B students must complete the three core units MCCJ7001, MCCJ7022 and MCCJ7028 plus five electives for a total of eight units.

Entry requirement

Students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 4.5 or higher.

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Criminology or Criminal Justice, or equivalent, need to complete Stream A.

Students who have completed a degree in another discipline need to complete Stream B.

All interested students should speak to Griffith University to determine their eligibility for this course.

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