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Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice program, offered by Griffith University, provides professional advancement for those working in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. It is designed to provide you with 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.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice program you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course you must have an undergraduate degree.

Areas of study

The program gives you a thorough education of social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the program in policing, community development, crime prevention, social science research methods, and law and behaviour, you will have the opportunity to study electives from criminal justice, research practice, policing, corrections and crime prevention.

For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University.

As a graduate from the Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice program your career opportunities in criminal justice-related fields include crime prevention, community development, security, policing, corrections, family services, law, justice administration and policy, customs, mental and community health, local government, military services, and criminal justice research organisations.

Curious about where a career in criminology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Parole Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Federal Police Officer
  • State Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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