12 months
36000 AUD/year
25400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Criminology at Deakin University will challenge students to think critically about theories and approaches to examining criminal behaviour, crime policy and prevention.  

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Studying the Master of Criminology  at Deakin University  will challenge you to think laterally about emerging discourses in power, harm and justice. You'll develop a deeper understanding of how we can approach criminal behaviour, crime policy and prevention as a society.

Career outcomes 

As a graduate, your complex understanding of niche criminological situations will be in high demand by agencies focused on specific areas of the community. If you're already in the workforce, you'll be prepared for senior roles that require advanced knowledge, ensuring you're capable of making well-rounded decisions that will positively impact lives. 

If you're passionate about committing to further study, organisations such as the Australian Institute of Criminology seek to promote justice and reduce crime by finding motivated individuals to undertake and communicate evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.

As a graduate of the masters, you'll have the in-demand knowledge and real-world experience in crime science and management that industry needs. You can confidently enter the role of a corrections officer, case manager/worker, specialist adviser or criminologist, and explore a variety of areas including:

  • anti-corruption agencies
  • correctional facilities and prisons
  • community services
  • criminology research
  • government agencies
  • intelligence and security services
  • sociology and youth work
  • state and federal police

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Crime and Digital Surveillance
  • Environmental Crime and Regulation
  • Populism and Policing Futures
  • Critical Criminology Theory
  • Public Criminology and Criminological Knowledge 
  • The Carceral Society and Prison Futures
  • Global Crime, Prevention and Responses
  • Environmental Offenders and Victims 
  • Challenges to Democratic Governance
  • Security and Strategy
  • Terrorism in International Politics
  • Human Rights in World Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0102046 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications. 

  • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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