It offers a professional qualification for practitioners in criminal justice and related fields, and provides a foundation for advanced research degree studies in the discipline. Offered at The University of Hong Kong since 1986, the programme in Criminology is designed for people who intend to start or already have a career in the police, the law, corrections, non-governmental organisations and related agencies.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureOn completion of the programme, students should:
- be able to apply a social-sciences approach to the study of crime and deviance;
- be able to understand a variety of contemporary developments in criminology and related social-policy issues;
- have possessed professional knowledge of the role of social sciences, including law and psychiatry, in understanding crime and criminal justice;
- be equipped with the theoretical and practical skills to investigate these core areas within criminology;
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree, or another qualification of equivalent standard, preferably with a major in the social sciences or humanities discipline, or preferably have relevant working experience in the criminal-justice system, social-welfare agencies or in other work with offenders.
- Candidates must pass a written test and a face-to-face interview, and if necessary a language test will be scheduled to assess their English proficiency.
International21800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National5367 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
42,100 (local) / 171,000 (non-local)
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