Taught course


University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with at least H2B (70%) weighted average, or equivalent.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance; and
  • relevance of previous studies.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Master of Criminology provides an advanced understanding of crime, harm and best-practice justice innovation.

How to respond to crime and injustice are core issues in any society, sitting at the heart of government, legal and social policy and practice. Focused on how to better recognise and address the complex causes of crime and criminalisation in society, the Master of Criminology gives graduates the knowledge and professional skills to engage with criminal justice governance and social and legal justice across a wide range of professional areas.

The Master of Criminology provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the range of social, political, legal and economic issues associated with offending, victimisation, the prevention of crime and the pursuit of justice and to apply this knowledge in practice. Grounded in an interdisciplinary framework and drawing on contemporary research and theory, the Master of Criminology places crime and criminality in a broader context of social and historical inequality and considers the strengths, limitations, impact and effects of social, legal, government and policy responses to crime across time and throughout the world.

Taught by leading experts in Australia’s oldest continuing Criminology program, the Master of Criminology is underpinned by strong research, theory, methods and links to industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melbourne Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 3 9035 5511