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About the program

The Graduate Certificate in Criminology provides an understanding of a broad range of criminological theories and practical applications. This program will prepare you to undertake professional or skilled work, or as a pathway to more advanced areas of study. Show more

The Graduate Certificate in Criminology provides an understanding of a broad range of criminological theories and practical applications. This program will prepare you to undertake professional or skilled work, or as a pathway to more advanced areas of study. You will be prepared to understand, evaluate and conduct research at a high level, understand knowledge acquisition and critical thinking, and will be exposed to theoretical concepts within criminology as well as performing evaluations of criminal behaviours through case studies. Show less

ModeOn Campus 
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaSocial Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHS-23100
CRICOS code083525F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Graduate Certificate in Criminology - Program Structure and Sequence 

The Graduate Certificate in Criminology comprises of four (4) subjects, as follows:

Core subjects (1)

Foundation subjects (3)

Choose three (3) subjects from the list below:

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Fees each semester may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2022: $13,860
  • Students commencing study in 2023: $14,220

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Criminology is intended to equip students with an understanding of criminology and criminal behaviour by providing theoretical foundation with students then applying this to a range of case studies including stalking and homicide.  Graduates of this program could find opportunities in the areas of research, intelligence analysis, policy analysis, service delivery, consulting, and other related fields.  Students may find employment in state and federal agencies, research organisations, community service agencies, and other branches of the criminal justice system.  This program will also provide students with the ability to transition into other advanced areas of study.


Meet our alumni

"I decided to study at bond for a number of reasons, but the two primary reasons were the compressed trimester scheduling and the excellent international reputation of the school.

My Bond experience was exceptional. I lived in off campus housing but was involved in as much campus life as possible. I had the opportunity to network and make countless new friends and future business or academic contacts. The school is an international hub of the best and brightest, and the environment fosters a sense of community and school pride. Between the countless free school events, non-stop activities and well funded athletics I was able to make much more out of my post graduate studies as an older student than I ever did as an undergraduate student during my first degree in Canada. 

I have completed a masters certificate program and have recently begun further studies at Bond in the JD program. I am currently the CFO of a law firm in Calgary Alberta that I started prior to embarking on my studies at Bond, and while here made some exceptional connections that gave rise to a finance start up that was developed and is run by fellow Bondies. 

Without a question, the student experience at Bond is prioritized and every student, whether a study abroad, undergraduate, or postgraduate will feel that. I felt like a student ID number at my undergraduate university. I received an undergraduate degree from a large well respected university that is well known for its high academic performance. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel heard, nor welcome and sat in massive lecture halls with very little access to the professor. It was a very de-personalized experience, but I still respect the quality of the education I received. At Bond, you get both, and more. You get exceptional academics with an unbelievable wealth of resources that will keep you busy, well fed (read lots of free campus BBQ’s), active (state of the art gym facility), and academically engaged. You need to do an entire degree here just to make the most out of everything available to you, and the individualized support and ultra small class sizes is unlike anything other universities of this calibre have to offer. This school has one of the highest teacher to student ratios and it can certainly be felt in the active and engaging lectures and very involved tutorials and seminars."

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