Your career in Criminology
The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
This program is not available to domestic students. Please see Master of Criminology.
Criminology is fast becoming a vital discipline! A career in criminology explores the motives behind criminal behaviour and analyses the criminal justice system. A Master of Criminology (Professional) at Bond prepares graduates for a career in the industry. Graduates are given the skills and training necessary to understand crime, justice, and forensic issues. Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degree option!
Learn from industry professionals
Students in the Master of Criminology (Professional) program are taught by leading industry professionals, with a wealth of knowledge. Our Academics continue to actively work on cases, conduct regular research and are often featured in local publications. These attributes allow students to be immersed in criminology and learn first-hand from professional’s active in the industry. Students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in criminology.
Intensive Mode Delivery (Postgraduate)
The Master of Criminology (Professional) is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered in either standard intensive or mixed mode. Standard Intensive delivery is generally scheduled over two sets of three-day sessions per subject. Mixed mode subjects will include a mixture of compulsory online activities and on-campus workshops. International students are required to be on campus every week. This mode of delivery will not impact the duration of the degree length.
- Learn from leading industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degree option
- Small class sizes and a personalised approach to learning
About the program
The Master of Criminology (Professional) program provides students with skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. The program provides an understanding of a broad range of issues involving criminology theories, contemporary information on crime prevention, the theory and practice of punishment, criminal offenders, the police, courts and correctional institutions, including current crime and deviance issues. Show more
The Master of Criminology (Professional) program provides students with skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. The program provides an understanding of a broad range of issues involving criminology theories, contemporary information on crime prevention, the theory and practice of punishment, criminal offenders, the police, courts and correctional institutions, including current crime and deviance issues. Students will be provided with both knowledge and research skills and techniques required for the analysis of criminological issues and an understanding of how to critically evaluate published research. At the end of the degree, candidates will have a professional portfolio detailing their research and practical expertise in their chosen vocational area. The program duration is 4 semesters and 20 weeks (92 weeks). Show less
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Criminology (Professional) program enables those with an existing knowledge or early career in Criminology to develop research skills as they relate to various areas of criminological enquiry, and communicate the results of any research findings to both technical and non-technical audiences. It will equip graduates with the critical thinking skills and strategic development required to expand their criminology careers.
Master of Criminology (Professional) comprises 165cp, as follows:
Foundation subjects (80cp)
- Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMR71-100)
- Research Project (HUMR71-705)
- Genocide - A sociological and criminological approach (CRIM71-105)
- Crime Analysis and Profiling (CRIM71-102
- Security and Strategy (INTR71-102)
- Transnational Crime (CRIM71-103)
- Politically Motivated Violence (INTR71-315)
- Forensic Criminology (CRIM71-320)
- Professional Portfolio (45cp) (CRIM73-100)
- Choice of four electives from the list of available postgraduate subjects from across the University
Available research topics for Dissertation/Portfolio
Please refer to Master of Criminology for a full list of available research topics.
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 an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $11,138 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $11,536 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
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 if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent at an approved institution in either criminology, sociology, legal studies, psychology, humanities/arts or business studies.
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