About the course
This course provides students with the opportunity for advanced studies in justice studies and criminology. It can enhance your job prospects and is the major avenue for advancement to research-based higher degrees in these disciplines.
The degree is designed to:
* give your career prospects a head start in justice occupations
* facilitate higher level study in justice studies and criminology (i.e., Master or PhD).
On completion of this course graduates will:
* have knowledge of advanced criminology theory. Students will examine the committal of crime and processing of identified criminals, in social, political and historical contexts
* have enhanced methodological skills and understand the ethical, political and social issues associated with the undertaking of research on crime and the criminal justice system in modern industrial societies such as Australia
* understand issues of policy and program development for criminal justice organisations and have completed fieldwork in a criminal justice agency
* have completed a research dissertation under the supervision of a University staff member. For students who want to pursue a research degree, this subject is a major stepping stone to that goal.
Optional residential schools may be held each session, on campus in Bathurst. Should residential schools be held, students will be notified of precise dates once they have been accepted into the course.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (4 subjects).
The following courses provide opportunities for further study in justice studies and criminology by course work and/or research:
Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
Graduate Certificate in Criminology
Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management
Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management (Policing)
Master of Leadership and Management (Policing)
Doctor of Philosophy