Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice offered at Griffith University 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 Criminology and Criminal Justice 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.
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.
Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.
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To be eligible for the award of Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice (MCCJ), a student must complete 120 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain 80 credit points for core units; and
- gain 40 credit points for elective units.
- 18 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology View 4 other Masters in Criminology in Australia
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a student must:
- hold a three-year bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
- OR hold a Graduate Certificate of Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale).
- A degree equivalent to the discipline of criminology and criminal justice would be one that focused on criminal justice issues, had research methods training and has theory subjects applicable to criminological studies.
Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.
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