- Compulsory subject credit points
- 110 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 10 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 120 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 1 year (3 semesters)
This program can be completed in 1 year (3 semesters)
Students must complete the following seventy credit points (70CP) of subjects.
Crime analysis exists in different forms in the criminal justice system, from statistical crime analysis looking at crime trends to applied crime analysis that answers investigative or legal questions relating to certain subject matter. This subject will provide you with a detailed understanding of the role of the latter, applied crime analysis, and incorporate advanced elements of the profiling process, such as differentiating between modus operandi and signature, conducting forensic victimological examinations, and understanding the role of research and statistics as they relate to applied work.Read more
This subject is anchored in a set of values that explore the notion that crime is everywhere and knows no borders. This subject examines how and what type of criminal acts are occurring and also where this is happening. With the advent of Globalisation, the threat of transnational crime has never been more pressing. The subject will also look at the law enforcement and investigative challenges of the new age international crime types and the attempts to meet these through cooperative cross-national responses. The subject also looks at the cross-national and international efforts of police, courts, international agencies and correctional authorities to deal with these emerging issues. Further, the subject examines the challenges presented by transnational crime within an international relations context and explores the efforts of diplomacy, at regional and global levels, in dealing with it.Read more
This subject is anchored in a set of values that explore the murderous thinking behind genocide - which always involves the designation of others who must be eliminated because they do not, supposedly, belong in a given society. It will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to challenge these values in a more effective and successful manner. There will always be acts committed by ordinary humans against other humans that are inhumane in the extreme. These are the acts that society as a whole needs to classify as evil, such as genocide. Without this classification it would seem that true horror of what mankind is capable of cannot be fully comprehended.Read more
Forensic criminology involves the application of criminological knowledge to investigative and forensic issues. It is a science in that it uses the scientific method as well as logic, reasoning and critical thinking to address a variety of applied issues. Forensic Criminology introduces students to this applied field of criminology by introducing the concepts and principles involved. To meet this end, students will be exposed to the wide variety of professionals they may encounter in professional practice, many of whom could be considered forensic practitioners in their own right. This includes police and private investigators, forensic scientists, and lawyers and other legal counsel. Students will also learn about the nature and scope of forensic criminology matters including ethics and report writing.Read more
The ability to find, read, interpret and learn from data has become critical in determining the future of all human endeavours. This subject introduces you to the principles and applications of research methodology, equipping you with lifelong skills to design, execute and present research of integrity in your current studies and future professions. You will explore research purposes, methods and tools for data selection, interpretation and analysis, and learn how to present findings and visualise data in ways that address the needs of diverse educational and industry contexts.Read more
This subject introduces you to the study of security and strategy in the contemporary world. You will gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and policy applications of the fast-evolving field of security studies, including strategic planning. The subject covers a broad range of approaches and issues, from traditional military security issues and associated strategies to non-traditional ones such as pandemics and climate change.Read more
This subject introduces you to the ‘extreme’ and radically changing twenty-first century existing security structures, defence systems and security. You will learn about the rise and continued evolution of terrorism as a form of politically motivated violence. Terrorism, a sub-field of the International Relations discipline, is analysed through an inter-disciplinary lens. This theoretical perspective introduces you to the relationship between terrorism and war, religion, human security, the state and security. You will also explore the strategies deployed by States and Institutions to combat this lethal form of political activism.Read more
Students must choose one (1) of the following research options (40CP).
Students must complete the following forty credit points (40CP) of subjects.
Students must complete the following ten credit points (10CP) of subjects.
Students must choose thirty credit points (30CP) of subjects from across the University.
Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.