Taught course


University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

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.

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